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Dorset Tide Times
If you are staying in one of our Dorset Holiday Cottages and would like information on tide times and tables during your holiday then please take a look at the following website which should provide all the information you will need.
This covers Dorset and the South Coast in general. The times given are in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) format which is the equivalent of GMT but you would still need to add 1 hour to the times during British Summer Time (BST).
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We all know how fickle the British weather can be so it pays to plan ahead. If you have booked a holiday in dorset with Dream Cottages, then no doubt the weather forecast will be of great concern to you. We are often asked by potential guests about the current weather situation in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall as it can make a big difference to the quality of your Cottage holiday as nobody wants a week of wet weather to spoil their experience of one of the most stunning areas of the UK.
The following links should give you an up to date guide to the weather in Dorset and the South West of England.
Met Office (South West England Weather Forecast)
If you’d like to check mobile phone reception strength here is a link to a handy website – the Ofcom Service checker.
Check before you travel with TravelDorset, live traffic and travel information for roads and public transport.
Regular ferries arrive into:
Poole from Cherbourg, St Malo, Santander, Gijon and the Channel Islands Portsmouth from St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and Bilbao Weymouth from the Channel Islands and St Malo The southeast of England (Ramsgate) from Dunkirk and Ostend, Belgium The southeast of England (Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven) from France The east of England (Harwich) from Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany
Main ferry companies offering services to these ports are:
The area is served by an excellent rail network from many principal towns in the UK to local stations throughout Dorset. South West Trains offer great discounted fares when you buy your ticket in advance on many longer distance routes to and from London. Why not take advantage of their advanced fares offers?
Direct trains from London depart from Waterloo Station and stop at Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth.
London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids services call at Sherborne and Axminster (for Lyme Regis).
National Express Coaches operate services throughout the country.
The following main motorway routes connect the east, ports and London with Dorset: M20 / M26 / M25 / M3 / M27. The M3/A303 from London to Devon also passes through the northernmost part of Dorset. Stay moving with TravelDorset live travel alerts.
Travelling around Dorset is easy too so leave the car behind and make travelling around all part of the fun!
With great travel options and one of the most accessible destinations in the South West, Dorset is the ideal place to book your holiday or short break away.
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