Places to visit in Dorset

Travelling in an OTBT van is the best way to get off the beaten track in Dorset. Fitted with both electrical hook ups and solar panels the choice of where you go really is yours and you’re spoilt with so many options!

Water based adventures

Sandy shorelines and white pebble coves offer clear waters that are perfect for swimming, rock pooling, crabbing, fossil hunting, water sports, hiking and lazy beach days.

Here’s a selection of our favourites beaches and things to do whilst you’re there:

Mudeford - perfect for a day crabbing and then a quick ferry ride over for sunset dinner and beers at the Beach House Cafe on Hengistbury Head

Studland - why not book an excursion with Fore Adventure, they offer everything from guided kayak or SUP tours to Old Harry Rocks to foraging, feasting and bushcraft for that true OTBT experience

Brownsea Island - an island in Poole harbour, accessible by boat and the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding, filled with red squirrels and peacocks

Charmouth Beach - an unspoilt beach in an Area of Outstanding beauty this fantastic beach is renowned for fossils and adventures. With access to both the beach and River Char it’s the perfect place for playing on the river and sea whilst enjoying a picnic on the grassy banks

    There are of course the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door which are front of mind when thinking about the Jurassic Coast but make sure you time it right to avoid the traffic.


    Inland adventures

    If you’d like to swap salty hair for muddy boots you can head inland and explore an abundance of areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

    Reenact the Famous Five at Corfe Castle as Enid Blyton used much of Dorset to inspire her stories

    Check out Komoot’s 20 best MTB rides in Dorset for the best mountain bike trails to explore

    Visit Blue Pool, a natural swimming hole where minerals change the colour from green to blue, with a hiking trail

    Climb The Cuttings, an excellent and popular inland crag that holds some of Portland's most well-travelled lines. Its easy access, broad spread of grades and sheltered position ensure that there are few days in the year where there won't be someone climbing here

    Explore Iron Age Hill Forts such as Banbury Rings. Rich in history, flora and fauna the rings sit 100 metres above sea level and offer sweeping views across Dorset. They also hold the secrets of past civilisations

    What takes your fancy? Book a van and go on your adventure!