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West Dorset Holiday Attractions for Couples

24 January 2020

Couple walking at Newlands Holidays, Charmouth, West Dorset

We want to ensure that you don't miss a thing on your West Dorset holiday. Use this top attractions guide to the area of Jurassic Coast near Charmouth and Lyme Regis to get the best from your stay at Newlands. Combine a relaxing break in our 5-star Dorset Holiday Apartments with an itinerary of experiences that even the more seasoned of holiday makers can't fail to enjoy, time and time again.

Charmouth is popular with families and couples all year round, well-known for its fossils and coastal activities. It could be simple pleasures such as a stroll to enjoy the unspoilt natural views at the nearby beach - approximately 15 minute walk from our holiday park.

Take a look through our list for some of the best places to visit while on a West Dorset holiday in Charmouth. Whether you're visiting as a couple, a family or as grandparents with kids, we don't think you'll be stuck for something to do at any time during the day!

Walk to Charmouth Beach


Just a short walk from Newlands Holiday Park and you can explore the Jurassic Coast in all its wonderfull glory. There's a high chance you'll come away with a fossil or two!


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Charmouth Heritage Centre


A trip to the beach wouldn't be complete without a visit to Charmouth Heritage Centre which is situated right by the beach. It's free to enter so it'd be rude not to!


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Climb Golden Cap


The breathtaking views at Golden Cap are a sight to behold and something specail to savour. At just over 3 miles from Newlands make this part of your stay on the Jurassic Coast.


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Fish and chips


Fish and chips is such a classic bite to eat on holiday. The very popluar Charmouth Fish Bar and Pizzeria offers a superb menu with a variety of delicious dishes. They hold an alcohol license so as a bonus you can accompany your meal with a local beer or cider.


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Walk along River Char


There's a great walk along the footpath that follows the River Char to the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, which is around 2 miles from Charmouth.


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Enjoy lunch/afternoon tea


The Bank House comes highly recomended for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. The family run café has great online reviews and a friendly atmosphere. If you're a couple looking for a drink in the evening - they have a bar offering a range of gins and cocktails.


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Eat at a traditional pub


Charmouth has two pubs - both are dog friendly and cater for families. The Royal Oak showcases the best of local food producers and serves Bridport-brewed Palmers AlesThe George is a family run pub offering local ales and delicious pub classics.


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Go on an electric bike tour


The West Dorset hills may be quite tricky to navigate on a traditional bicycle. That's where Electric bike guided tours of the Jurassic Coast come in - helping you to explore hiddens gems of the area.


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The Tunnel Target Sports Centre


The Tunnel is one the UK's premier shooting centre's located in Charmouth. Try a shooting experience to test your accuracy skills.


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Be entertained at Marine theatre


The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis has an eclectic programme of events. Perfect for couples who fancy enjoying some live music, film, comedy, plays and screenings. See the latest what's on guide.


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Browse our excellent range of Charmouth holiday apartments and lodges and pick the perfect option for you. Whether you are visiting the area with your loved one or travelling with friends and family, we have the accommodation to suit you.

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