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10 things you never knew you could do on the South Coast
1. Dinosaur Hunting

Want to find a piece of Earth’s ancient history? Why not go fossil hunting along the Dorset coastline at locations such as Charmouth and Durlston Bay.

 

 

2. King of the swingers

Embark on a tree top adventure with Go Ape at Moors Valley Country Park, on the edge of the New Forest.

 

 

3. Thirsty work

Just over an hour from Poole, discover the secrets of Bombay Sapphire’s world-famous gin in the beautiful setting of Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire.

bombay sapphire

 

 

4. All Aboard

Climb aboard the HMS Victory (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). Experience life onboard the world’s most famous warship.

 

 

5. Nuts about nature

Located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views, Brownsea Island, owned by the National Trust, is a unique haven for wildlife, such as the rare red squirrel and a wide variety of birds.

red squirral

 

 

6. Up, up and away

Go to the Bournemouth Air Show (31 August - 3 September 2017) for dazzling air displays, on the ground action and evening entertainment.

bournemouth air show

 

 

7. Power ahead

Wind rushing through your hair, sea spray on your face, RIB rides are perfect for thrill seekers - and you’ll see more of the Jurassic Coast’s secrets through this unique perspective.

coast rib rides

 

 

8. Join the Big Guns

From Brad Pitt visiting the Tank Museum for ‘Fury’ (2014), to the Swanage Railway being used for a scene in ‘Dunkirk’ (July 2017), featuring Harry Styles and Tom Hardy.

tank

 

 

9. Wild about ponies

If visiting The New Forest, it’s almost impossible not to spot one of the 3000 wild ponies that graze over the National Parks 150 square miles.

new forest ponies

 

 

10. Retail therapy

Gunwharf Quays is home to over 90 brand outlet stores and 30 restaurants, situated picturesquely in Portsmouth Harbour.

gunwharf quays

 

 

Find out more at www.visit-dorset.com and www.visit-hampshire.co.uk