Your perfect visit could include a gentle adventure, such as setting off from Tuckton Tea Gardens in a 1940s ferry along the estuary, hopping off at the golden sands of Mudeford beach, blowing away the cobwebs with a long coastal stroll from Hengistbury Head, stopping to take in the panoramic views along the way, before returning to our comfy guesthouse after sundown for a cup of tea – simply perfect.  But there is so much more to choose from...

 Walking in purbeck

Walking in purbeck

Local Nature

  • Crabbing, boat trips and cobbled village streets at Mudeford Quay
  • The nature trail from Hengistbury Head, which also features beautiful beach huts and an environmental centre
  • Walking & cycling in the New Forest
  • Take the ferry to the Isle of Wight
  • Fisherman’s Walk beach
  • Canoeing, fishing and bike hire
  • Brownsea Island Nature Reserve - home of the red squirrels
  • Compton Acres Gardens 
  • Studland Bay
  • Lulworth Cove 
  • New Forest Animal Park 
  • RSPB Arne Nature Reserve 
 Hengistbury Head Beach

Hengistbury Head Beach

Beach Life

  • Blue Flag award winning beaches
  • Hire a beach hut for the day or week
  • Delicious local restaurants and cafes
  • A stroll or cycle along the promenard and pier
  • A round of mini-golf
  • Water sports like surfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding
  • Visit the penguins in the Oceanarium
 corfe castle

corfe castle

Historic Attractions

  • The legendary Corfe Castle
  • The historic town of Swanage with it's Steam Railway
  • The ancient Square and Compass pub at Studland
  • Sumptuous Victoriana at the Russell-Cotes Museum
  • Christchurch Priory and Quay 
  • The Art and Gardens of Kingston Lacy 
  • Jurassic Tours - England's only Natural World Heritage site
  • Clouds Hill, Max Gate & Hardy’s cottage 
  • Tank Museum 
  • Buckler’s Hard & Beaulieu Abbey
  • Hurst castle
 bournemouth shopping arcade

bournemouth shopping arcade

Entertainment

  • A Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performance
  • Live music at the 02 Centre
  • Theatre, music, dance and comedy shows at the Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Pavilion & The Shelley Theatre
  • Go Ape! at Ringwood
  • Adventure Wonderland Theme Park at Hurn 
  • Dry Slope Skiing and Skibobbing at the Christchurch Ski Centre
  • The Christchurch Harbour Spa
  • Shopping in Castle Point and Bournemouth Town Center
  • Nightlife in Bournemouth