What a gem on the south coast. We based ourselves in Bournemouth. (a little dissapointing). It has a fabulous beach which is its redeming feature. We moved on to Poole which is just down the coast a little. Rather quaint place with a photogenic harbour. Spotting a boat loading for a mini Jurrasic Coast trip. We boarded the Solent Scene which had a very pleasant crew. The commentry to Swanage was clear and interesting. Passing Sandbanks, Brownsea Island and Old Harry Rocks. Fortunately the sun was out which made things even better. On arriving at Swanage everybody got off except my partner and I. We had the boat to ourselves all the way back to Poole with a crew member checking every so often if we were ok. For £9 we thought this was good value. Two hours.
Next we drove to Lulworth Cove. What a delight to see. A few yards further along is Stair Hole. A rock worn partly away by the elements. All a photographers dream. Walking around this area can be a little tiring if you are not so young like me. From there you can take the coastal path to Durdle Door. We decided to take the car. The terain is very undulating. To park at Durdle Door you have to pass through a holiday park. This isn't a problem but beware of children running around. Once parked up. There is a fair walk to your destination. Mostly down hill. Scenery absolutely fantastic. My partner also has her own camera so, there is a bit of competition going on. Our visit came to an end and I was feeling the effects of the walking. We still had to get back to the car. If it's downhill going, obviously it's uphill going back. Although you are on a shingle type pathway. It is very steep and hard. Even some of the younger tourists were struggling. I would advise that you wear the correct footwear and, take fluids on board. It's hard work but worth it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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