Many people across the UK have chosen a staycation over a holiday abroad in recent years. Staycations have increased in popularity – while people didn’t have a choice with travel restrictions recently, there are many that now see the many benefits of holidaying at home. Why would you need to go abroad when there is so much to do and see right here in the UK?
One spot that is extremely popular, and for good reason, is the Jurassic Coast, which spans across Dorset and Devon in the south. The Jurassic coast boasts many features – fossils, stunning coastal scenery and views, beautiful beaches and seas, and a wealth of history and heritage. There is no shortage of things to do and see here.
Here at Follow Frank, we can help you make your road trip to the Jurassic Coast one to remember with fully fitted motorhomes and camper vans. You can read on to find out more about everything the Jurassic Coast has to offer and why our motorhomes and camper vans are a great travel option.
Where is the Jurassic Coast?
The Jurassic Coast is a stretch of coast in the south of England, stretching from Exmouth to Studland Bay. This magical coast spans two counties – Dorset and Devon – and it is most famous for the many fossils that have been found there. This stretch of coast has been designated as a World Heritage Site, and it is a truly remarkable part of the UK.
Why Visit the Jurassic Coast?
There are many reasons to visit the Jurassic Coast, as there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. There is a stunning coastline, which offers great hikes along with beautiful views of the coast. You can take advantage of the lovely beaches and the sea if you love water sports, go fossil hunting if you’re a history buff, or simply just enjoy the views.
There is so much to do on the Jurassic Coast that it can be hard to know where to start, but below we have outlined some of the most popular things to do on your motorhome or camper van trip.
Things to do on the Jurassic Coast
With so many things to do and see on the Jurassic Coast, which spans across two counties, how can you even begin to explore thoroughly? Well, with one of our camper vans or motorhomes, you can make your own itinerary for the trip, taking the time to truly explore everything the Jurassic Coast has to offer.
There really is no shortage of options across this stunning stretch of coastline, from the sea and beaches to the cliffs and museums. Whatever you or your family enjoy, you are sure to find it on the Jurassic Coast. Some of the many activities that are popular on the Jurassic Coast include:
- Fossil Hunting
- Coastal Walking
- Water Sports
- Museums and Centres
The number one thing to do here is fossil hunting, with this stretch of coast teeming with fossils just waiting to be found. You can also take in some of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK, following the South West Coast path, which is easy to follow and boasts some stunning views. With the sea right on your doorstep, you can partake in some water sports, such as kayaking and paddleboarding, or simply enjoy the beautiful beaches with sweeping bays and hidden coves. Or, for the history buffs, you can visit the many museums and centres to be found on the Jurassic Coast, taking in the history and heritage of the area.
Why Hire a Camper Van for the Trip?
You might be wondering why you should hire a camper van or motorhome and turn this into a road trip rather than simply stay in a hotel or B&B. While you can stay in a hotel or another type of accommodation, this could limit you to the immediate vicinity and, with so much coastline to take in, you might miss out.
The Jurassic Coast is a vast stretch of coastline, and there are areas you might wish to explore that are further afield than your accommodation. This is why hiring a camper van or motorhome is great, as these are a hotel on wheels. They provide you with the necessities you need, such as a place to sleep, wash, and eat, but they are mobile, so you can travel where you want.
With a motorhome or camper van, you can drive to any location on the Jurassic Coast, stay the night, and explore the local area before moving on. This allows you to take in much more of the Jurassic Coast on your trip, all in comfort and style.
Why Follow Frank?
Here at Follow Frank, we are the home of camper vans and motorhomes, and we have a range of vehicles to suit all requirements. We boast three types of motorhomes and two types of camper vans, and all of our vehicles are fully outfitted for your comfort. Plus, you can tailor your package to suit your requirements, as we offer extras on top of our standard hire.
Every camper van and motorhome comes with the basic necessities, such as cleaning equipment, bedding, and linen. They also come with everything you need to run the vehicle, such as fuel, full LPG gas canisters, electric hook-up cable, and levelling blocks.
However, on top of our standard hire, you can add some extras to your package, such as:
- Welcome Hamper