I previously shared my love of Dorset following our first couple’s holiday there in my Part 1 post.
We returned to Dorset last Spring and this time we took our beloved dog with us. Traffic was horrendous and it took us over 6 hours to get from Suffolk to Dorset, but we didn’t mind as we knew we were going to have a great time when we eventually got there.
Where we stayed
We stayed at Park Dean’s Warmwell holiday park, the same park we stayed at 2 years previously. As soon as we pulled into the car park we were greeted by a deer. Throughout the course of the week, there were deer all around the park and often right outside our lodge, so we got lots of pics!
|A deer outside the window of our lodge|
Where we went
I fell in love with Bournemouth during this trip. It was the start of April, it was sunny and warm and the beach and views from Bournemouth beach were just stunning. I would go back over and over again if I could. Now, I’m not entirely sure what part of Bournemouth we were in. It was very quiet and there was no amusements or rides, so if anyone can enlighten me, please comment below as we kind of just came across a car park by the beach and went from there, not knowing where we were. We also took a wonder through a park which was absolutely beautiful and we eventually came out on the high street where we discovered a Ben & Jerry’s shop – why didn’t I know that these existed?! I really can’t sell how beautiful it is enough, so I hope the photo I took below shows you Bournemouth in all it’s glory.
We continued to explore Weymouth just as we did the first time round. We made frequent trips to beach and ate chips and ice cream on the beach. We strolled along through the town and our dog had fun in the sand. That was the great thing about visiting in the Spring as it meant he was allowed on the beach. We also saw the Clock Tower up close for the first time.
|Weymouth’s Clock Tower|
Where we ate
We found this beautiful pub called The Smugglers Inn that allowed dogs inside, so we headed there immediately. In our area, it’s almost unheard of for a shop or restaurant to allow dogs in, so we were thrilled to find this place. When we were walking around Weymouth, we also spotted several cafes that welcomed dogs and it was lovely to see that Dorset is such a dog friendly place.
|The Smugglers Inn|
As you can probably tell from my two Dorset posts, I absolutely loved our time in Dorset and I really can’t wait to return. When we go back, I want to holiday either in Bournemouth or just outside of it as I’d love to explore it more and see the stunning beach again. When we return, we’ll be taking our daughter and the dog with us, so our hands really will be full and we’ll definitely need bigger accommodation. Now all I need to work out is how I fit 3 suitcases, a dog pen and a travel cot into a small family car?!