The stunning Dorset and East Devon Coast was awarded World Heritage Status in December 2001.
Bournemouth and Poole’s coastline is home to the World’s second largest natural harbour and offers miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Four Bournemouth beaches have been awarded the global Blue Flag status – Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk and Southbourne – with the free annual Bournemouth Air Festival voted the best Tourism Event by VisitEngland.
The sailing events for the London 2012 Olympics were hosted in Weymouth and Portland and its world class waters offers the opportunity to undertake a myriad of sports. And for those who enjoy walking, climbing, or more extreme leisure activities, this rural location is perfect.