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The heart of England's south coast is blessed with stunning natural beauty, relaxing harbours and waterways, golden sand beaches and some of the lushest countryside, anywhere in the country.
At the centre of the New Forest National Park, is the pretty little town of Lyndhurst. Lyndhurst has been the capital of the New Forest since 1079 AD, it has welcomed many visitors from kings and queens to happy holiday makers. Exploring the area and indulging in traditional cream to or a pub lunch. For those of you interested in finding out more about the area, this is the home of the New Forest Centre.
Just down the road is the harbour town of Lymington. This desirable spot by the sea is the perfect place to get a holiday snap and take in the view. Also very close to the Isle of Wight should you fancy a day trip.
Heading west and into Dorset, the stunning Sandbank Beach is a popular place to take a dip and relax on the white sand. Arguably the best beach on the South Coast. Sandbanks has been awarded the European Blue flag for the last 20 years consecutively. It's hardly surprising Sandbanks has some of the most expensive properties, in the World!
Behind Sandbanks peninsula lies Poole Harbour, which is one of the world's largest natural harbours and there are lots of pretty little islands to explore. Windsurfing and kite surfing is also very popular here with many schools.
On the western side of the harbour mouth is Studland, where the pace of things slows down a gear. From here it's just a short drive to Swanage and the heart of the Jurassic Coast. Swanage is a popular place and with it's safe calm waters to play in and it's traditional seaside attractions, it's easy to see why this place is a hit for the whole family.
Another hugely popular seaside holiday base is Weymouth. Weymouth has something for every taste and budget. Weymouth is perhaps most famous for it's international harbour. This pretty part of the town is a great place to watch the ships come and go.
The village of Corfe, with it's iconic castle ruins makes an ideal day trip. Or head into one of the little Dorset villages that dot the area for a real chance to slow down and unwind.
One highlight of Dorset that shouldn't be missed, is the UNESCO world heritage Jurassic Coast. Sights like Durdle Door will simply take your breath away and just a short walk away, Lulworth Cove is another area of outstanding natural beauty.
This is what a holiday is all about!