It’s the season of love, Valentine’s Day is almost here and with its impressive views and thousands of years of history, the Jurassic Coast is a wonderfully romantic location to show your appreciation of your partner.

Whether you’re looking for a day trip, an activity, an over night stay or just somewhere for a romantic meal, there is something for everyone in the Jurassic Coast.

If you’re looking for a romantic place to stay, you’ll find everything from cute and cosy cottages, to luxury hotels and unique glamping pods – so whatever suits you and your partner, you can enjoy a romantic get away.

Here are a few suggestions to help you plan the perfect stay.

For an impressive place to stay with incredible views, take a look at the Victoria Hotel in Sidmouth. Perched above the Esplanade and set in a grand Victorian building, the Victoria offers an award winning combination of comfort, luxury, good food, excellent service and top rate facilities.

The Heights Hotel is another great option for a romantic stay. Set on the summit of the Ise of Portland, there are stunning beaches here too and puts you in a convenient place to explore some of the coast’s best loved towns and villages.

For something a little more unique, Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat features three award winning luxury treehouses, each one in a self-contained nest for two with their own facilities and no kids allowed! Each of the unique spaces are built band hand, have your own private deck, ensuite, flushing loo, treetop hot tub and wood-fired pizza oven. These are a truly unique option for the couple that loves trying something new.

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A popular choice for Valentine’s Day is booking a romantic meal and throughout the Jurassic Coast, there are some incredible places to eat. This part of the world is blessed with an amazing natural larder, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, so our restaurants and eateries are ideal for treating your favourite person.

Hive beach Café 

has several branches, each one with food as amazing as the views. The Club House at West Bexington, right on Chesil Beach is an AA rosette-winning eatery and for Valentine’s Day, they are offering a special three course menu – make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Not able to make it for Valentine’s? Don’t worry, Hive Beach Café offer a range of experiences and events throughout the year, including cream teas for two, cocktail master classes and more – so you can always gift your loved one a trip in the future!

Another option is the Salt Pig, which has branches in Wareham and Swanage. The Swanage restaurant, Salt Pig Too, seats 50 guests, making it an intimate venue and is a stone's throw away from the Swanage beach.  The restaurant receives fresh fish and shellfish from local fishermen on a daily basis and all of their meat is local and of the highest quality, making it an excellent option for a special occasion.

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If you’re the kind of couple who likes to spend time together learning something new or experiencing something a little out of the ordinary – you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the Jurassic Coast. Why not book something like a vineyard or brewery tour? It’ll give you a chance to learn more about your favourite tipples, try a few and enjoy a few hours together. Both Dorset and Devon are home to a range of different vineyards, distilleries and breweries and have award winning drinks on offer. One option is Lyme Regis Brewery where you can help out with making the brew of the day or just wander around learning more about how their products are made.

Another option is a guided tour, like those on offer with City Cruises Poole. Their sightseeing cruses depart from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier and offer a host of different themed and guided voyages.

You don’t even need to leave your home to give the gift of the Jurassic Coast. Visit the Jurassic Coast shop to find fun, unique gifts for your loved one. That’s not the only place you can find amazing gifts from the Jurassic Coast. If you have a tea lover in your life, grab them something from Dorset Tea or an ice cream fiend, see what is on offer from Purbeck ice cream

We hope this has given you some inspiration so you have the most romantic Valentine’s possible. Spend your day in the region? Don’t forget to tag us in your photos!


City Cruises Poole
Boat Trip
City Cruises' boat against the backdrop of white Chalk cliffs on the Jurassic Coast near Swanage

City Cruises Poole have a variety of sightseeing cruises on offer to the public, departing from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. From trips around Europe’s largest natural harbour with its stunning islands, to cruises past the start of the Jurassic Coast into Swanage Bay, pairing with Swanage Railway’s iconic steam trains.

Dorset Tea
Food Supplier
Cup of Dorset tea.

Here at Dorset Tea we believe there are two important things in life; a great cup of tea and the protection of our beautiful natural surroundings. That's why we've been working hard to find a sustainable teabag paper for our delicious tea.

Heights Hotel
Heights Hotel

The Heights Hotel is set at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Coastline on the summit of the Isle of Portland, Dorset. There are stunning panoramic views over Chesil Beach, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour from our Bar & Bistro.

Hive Beach Café
Hive Beach Café Entrance

Iconic coastline. Fantastic food. Serving fresh, locally sourced produce, focusing on fish and seafood lovingly prepared to our customers from near and far. The Hive pavilion with wrap around patio and seasonal additions of the top marquee and ice cream parlour, each offering far-reaching sea views and evening sunsets to each table.

Lyme Regis Brewery
Lyme Regis Brewery

Lyme Regis Brewery are passionate about bringing unique, creative, and quaffable craft beers to The Jurassic Coast. We have an overwhelming desire to brew and enjoy craft beer, and to create a range of new-age beers that puts Lyme Regis on the map.

Mallinson's Woodland Retreat
Dazzle Treehouse

Escape, unwind and recharge in a stunning West Country woodland. Choose from three award-winning luxury treehouses, each one a self-contained nest for two with its own facilities (and no kids!).

Purbeck Ice Cream
Food/Drink Producer
Purbeck Ice Cream

Purbeck Ice Cream are a family-run business based in Kingston, near Wareham. They have operated since 1988, when owners Peter and Hazel Hartle converted their dairy farm into an ice cream manufacturer. They have since gone from strength to strength, scooping numerous awards for innovation and developing a presence throughout the UK.

The Salt Pig
The Salt Pig logo

Urban Farm Shop, Cafe, Restaurant, and Butchery based in the Isle of Purbeck using Purbeck Produce. Our ethos is that food consumed should be from where you're from, utilizing the ecosystem to which we are situated. We can proudly say that all our Beef, Lamb, Pork & Game comes from coastal cliffs, wetlands, heaths, woods and small farms - with high levels of stewardship - located within 8 miles of our Cafes. The Isle of Purbeck has so much to offer with its' diverse habitats and we want others to taste the difference of eating local. We only use meat that is from within the Isle of Purbeck and the bays that surround us. We want our community to embrace and taste what is on our beautiful doorstep.

The Victoria Hotel
The Victoria Hotel

With glorious sweeping views of Lyme Bay, The Victoria Hotel is one of England’s finest hotels. This magnificent luxury hotel epitomises our traditional values of superb quality, sumptuous cuisine and impeccable service. Discover this exceptional 4-star hotel which is perfectly situated for exploring the timeless charms of Sidmouth, a picturesque Regency town in East Devon.



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