The unique geography of this area make for a mesmerising holiday filled with sea views, cliff walks, harbourside lunches and old town strolls; Christchurch will fulfil all of your holiday in Dorset needs. Its large natural harbour is not only a place to sightsee, but ensures a fresh supply of seafood for all the local restaurants and boat trips out into the English Channel, or perhaps over to the Isle of Wight, or simply ferry between Quays at Christchurch and Mudeford on a south coast mini sail. You can't visit Dorset without having a traditional cream tea, so head up to Highcliffe Castle to enjoy jam and scones in a rather regal environment, surrounded by Grade I Listed heritage. For a lively night out head west to Bournemouth, or for serene tranquility and more walks than you can walk in a week, head into the New Forest National Park. Christchurch is well placed for main transport routes and yet feels like you've stepped into another, strikingly beautiful yet modern and convenient, holiday world.