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What are the best times of year to visit Dorset?

Enjoying more hours of sunshine than the UK average, Dorset is a particularly popular summer destination. With countless beautiful beaches providing the perfect setting to while away long summer days, July tends to bring the warmest weather. Often reaching temperatures of 22 degrees, this is worth bearing in mind if you're planning lots of outdoor activities. Check out our local attractions page to start preparing your itinerary.

That being said, you'll still find plenty on offer throughout the cooler months. Autumn and spring are ideal times to visit and take advantage of Dorset's many coastal walks - especially if you've got a dog, welcome on most beaches during these months. Dorset's bustling local towns and villages have something to offer throughout the year, from Christmas markets to summer fetes, there's no bad time to visit!