Returned from the US, but loathe to leave summer behind, we capped off the school holidays with a brief, three-day excursion down to the Dorset coast.
Swanage offers stunning ocean views, exhilarating walks, and fresh seafood. But also Punch and Judy shows and a steam train that takes you to the impressive ruins of Corfe Castle. So seaside English-style. It’s a place we’ve been meaning to get to for some time since moving to the UK, as it holds many happy childhood memories for Nick who loved visiting his grandparents there.
We walked over Ballard Down to Old Harry Rocks – columns of white limestone that the sea has sculpted from the headlands – and from there to Studland and our last “beach day” of the season.