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Romantic things to do in West Dorset

31 October 2019

Are you planning a special break with a loved-one and looking for a perfect romantic location later this year?

The beautiful area near our Charmouth holiday park in West Dorset has so much on offer for couples. We guarantee there'll be no shortage of ideas for memorable places to visit and experiences to enjoy together.

With a stay near the Jurassic Coast at Newlands Holidays, you can expect stunning scenery and beaches right on your doorstep. Making it the ideal location to go for a charming stroll to watch the sunset, as well as a fabulous choice of nearby activities.

If you're a couple looking for a romantic break in West Dorset, our en-suite rooms are perfect for couples looking for a relaxing getaway. Here's our guide to things for couples to do to make the most of a short break in Charmouth and surrounding area.

Beaches

 

An obvious place to begin is with the nearby beaches set on Dorset's world renowned Jurassic Coast. The views at Golden Cap will take your breath away – at just under 3 miles walk from Newlands be sure to make this part of your list of things to see and do. If you fancy a visit to the beach a little closer to where you're staying, Charmouth Beach and Lyme Regis Beach will not disappoint.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walks

 

You won't need to venture far from our holiday park to discover many great coastal walks. Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is only a short distance from Newlands, either a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes in the car. The centre's guided fossil walks provide a perfect introduction to exploring the Jurassic Coast. Or why not check out our walks detailed in Reception - just ask for the folder then photograph or purchase a copy!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Restaurants

 

River Cottage HQ and their Canteen, Axminster are both around 10 minutes away if driving from Newlands. The HQ providing an exquisite selection of cookery courses and events through the year and River Cottage Canteen offering quite resonably priced breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you fancy a trip to the picturesque Lyme Regis, The Millside Reasturant and HIX Oyster & Fish House are highly recomended. For a delicious bite to eat the Watch House Cafe in West Bay near bridport, has romantic beachside views.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Places to propose

 

If you're thinking of popping the big question, you may be looking for the perfect setting to mark the special moment. The Cobb wall in the romantic seaside town of Lyme Regis is a wonderful setting to propose. Likewise the striking beauty of Golden Cap make it another suitable spot for a marriage proposal.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Picnic spots

 

Coney's Castle near Bridport is a beautiful place to have a picnic, even better if you can visit in May when a bluebell display bursts into life. A bit further afield you could try Blue Pool, near Wareham.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unwind in luxury

 

For relxing spa treatments look no further than Summer Lodge in Evershot. This five star country house is just under 20 miles from Newlands and offer the ultimate in luxury wellbeing in Dorset. Or check out Newlands onsite new in Spring 2020 Lesiure Centre!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Adventure

 

If you're looking for added excitement on your break in West Dorset, Lyme Bay Rib Charter provides thrills & spills around the waters of West Bay or Lyme Regis. Further along the coast you'll find Cumulus Outdoors, who offer coasteering, rock climbing and much more.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Theatre

 

The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis has an eclectic programme of events for couples who fancy cosying up together indoors. If you're heading to Bridport, check out the listings at the Electric Palace.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wine tasting

 

Sample the award-winning wines produced at Furleigh Estate Vineyard near Bridport. Set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, this is sure to go down well with partners looking for a romantic tipple together.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Walk with Alpacas

 

Now for something completely different... Little Orchard Alpacas in Axminster provide charming walks with these friendly animals located just over the West Dorset border inside Devon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Book your romantic break in West Dorset now!

 

We hope you've found these ideas for your romantic break in West Dorset inspiring. It's time to treat that special someone to a holiday to remember!

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