It may be a picture of peace and tranquility as you watch the sun go down over Mudeford Quay. But not so long ago it was a very different scene, as local smugglers played a constant game of cat and mouse with customs men to bring their contraband ashore.
History is all around you in Dorset, from Christchurch on your doorstep with its winding Georgian streets, to the famous Jurassic Coast, a little further down the road an extra 200 million years back in time.
There are all sorts of family attractions too, like high wire adventure activities, animal parks and good old-fashioned bucket and spade days out on nearby Bournemouth beaches. And of course, you can pack a picnic at any time and head inland to explore the trails and pathways of the majestic New Forest by horseback, pedal power or simply on foot.
Miles of sandy beaches, tons of local attractions and endless places to explore. With a holiday home in Dorset, every day is different.
Great for families and small children Avon Beach is perfect for sun bathing and water sports.
Want the best of it all? Christchurch has picturesque rivers, a natural harbour and an outdoor splash park!
At the entrance of the Christchurch Harbour sits Mudeford Quay with spectacular views and walking paths there’s lots to do.
With the New Forest a short drive away you can enjoy the tranquil New Forest and enjoy a day exploring.
Known for being Europe’s largest natural harbour and award winning beaches. The harbour is perfect for sailors, wildlife and water sports.
With seven miles of sandy beaches, stunning parks and gardens as well as a variety of shops there’s something for everyone.