Places to see near Silverlake

At Silverlake there are a great range of activities on site to keep you busy, but if you fancy heading further afield, you will find plenty to do in Dorset. From coastal towns that are full of history, to cliff top walks and family fun, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here are just a few ideas to inspire your days out while you are staying with us.

Silverlake, Dorset offers a wide variety of activities on-site to keep everyone entertained. The estate is ideally situated near the Jurassic coast, surrounded by areas of natural beauty with many days out to be had nearby. There is so much to explore on the doorstep, the most famous of which is the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

In the local area, there really is something for everyone. The beautiful Ringstead Bay is only ten minutes away, making a dip in the sea on a sunny day, paddle board at sunset or a stroll along the coastal path an easy everyday treat. Pack your walking boots and enjoy a brisk walk in nearby Moreton Forest. Art lovers can combine a day out in the great outdoors while enjoying a feast for the soul at neighbouring Sculpture by the Lakes. Anyone who appreciates good food and drink in a picturesque setting will love The Smugglers Inn, a 13th-century pub with sea views and log fires, perfect for any season. Why not explore our list of best country pubs to visit in Dorset before your holiday at Silverlake?

Have a family day out at the famously picturesque, coastal town of Poole. Only 30 minutes away, Poole is the epitome of harbourside chic. Explore the colourful Lighthouse Arts Centre, hop on a ferry to hunt for treasure on neighbouring islands or tuck into fish and chips on the beach.

Take in some culture or a spot of shopping in the county town of Dorchester. Steeped in rich history, the thriving town centre has been rejuvenated with the opening of the Brewery Square, brimming with trendy new shops, eateries, and watering holes. Enjoy some culture, visiting the haunts of famous poet Thomas Hardy or try the Tutankhamun Museum.

Slightly further away (one hour by car from Silverlake), you’ll find Lyme Regis. A small, coastal town nicknamed the ‘pearl of Dorset’, Lyme Regis has always been a popular holiday destination. Postcard pretty, it boasts breath-taking scenery, including a historic Cobb and quaint harbour – set against a backdrop of cliffs – and plenty of top-notch restaurants and cafés. Chosen for the location of several films, the town has an undeniably special feel to it.

If you fancy exploring the coastline by foot, beautiful walks are in abundance. From cliff top hikes along the panoramic coastline, to shorefront strolls looking for fossils, the Jurassic coastline is the perfect backdrop to the South West coast path. Try Golden CapLulworth CoveDurdle Door or enjoy a circular route, taking in West Bay to Burton Bradstock.

However you choose to explore, there are plenty of options to enjoy.