Drive along the dramatic coast road stopping to photograph the magnificent views of the incredible phenomenon that is Chesil Beach, a pebble beach 18 miles long. Visit the new visitor centre here.
Stop at Abbotsbury Swannery, home to 600 mute swans. The more adventurous can walk up to Golden Cap, the highest point on the Jurassic Coast and arguably along the entire south coast of England, offering spectacular views.
Continue to Lyme Regis for an afternoon exploring this delightful harbour town and take a stroll out along the cobb or harbour which featured in the novel and film The French Lieutenant’s Woman and also Ammonite starring Kate Winslet.
Finally, try fossil hunting in nearby Charmouth. Both the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and Lyme Regis Museum offer fossil walks. Anyone can strike lucky – keep your eyes peeled and you may pick up a fossilised squid!
Overnight in Lyme Regis.