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The Isle of Purbeck is a truly unique holiday experience. The 5 towns and villages that make up this stunning area are not to be missed and make for a fantastic stay in Dorset.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break, a walking holiday or a sense of adventure; Purbeck on the Jurassic Coast really does have it all. Surrounded by beautiful coves, castles and caves, book your Dorset holiday cottage in one of the following towns.

1. Lulworth

2. Corfe

3. Wareham

4. Studland

5. Swanage


1. Lulworth

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Lulworth is made up of East Lulworth, a small hamlet and West Lulworth, a picturesque village. Durdle Door is accessible from the coastal footpath and Lulworth Cove is a beautiful little inlet with quaint little cafes and ice-cream shops dotted on route.

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2. Corfe

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Located between Wareham and Swanage, Corfe is home to Corfe Castle. Surrounded by rural rambles and country pubs and a short drive to the coast, it’s a brilliant location for a cosy stay in Purbeck.

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3. Wareham

Canoeing Lesson

The walled town of Wareham is a bustling market town, with 2 rivers surrounding – the River Frome and the River Piddle. Boat crusies, rowing boats and canoeing are great things to do in this town. The high street is home to little vintage stores along with well-known chains. There is a fantastic market weekly and the Purbeck Cycleway passes through the town.

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4. Studland

Studland, Dorset

Studland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the National Trust owning a large area of the 4 mile beach. The Heaths are home to all six species of native British reptile, and make for fantastic walks. Old Harry Rocks and Brownsea Island can be spotted from the beach and there’s also a popular nudist beach.

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5. Swanage

Swanage, Dorset

Last but not least on our list of the top 5 towns to visit in Purbeck is Swanage. This coastal town is the ideal getaway for all seasons with beaches, walks, shopping and more. Discover the best things to do in Swanage for some local inspiration.

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Alongside our Cottages in Swanage, you’ll also find Dream Cottages’ new office located 8 The Square, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LJ – opening 14th February 2020.¬†