How many of these things have you done?

These are the best places and experiences on the south coast according to Lonely Planet 2019

The south coast of England has an infinite amount of incredible things to experience, sights to see and things to do, and knowing where to start can be intimidating.

If you’re gearing up to tackle the best that the UK has to offer, travel guide Lonely Planet has ranked the 500 “unmissable experiences and hidden gems” across the UK for the ultimate UK travel guide, and this is the best of the best in the south coast.

The South West Coast Path stretches for 630 miles and runs from Minehead in Somerset, across the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, all the way to Poole Harbour in Dorset

9. Hike the 630 miles of the South West Coastal Path

The South West Coast Path stretches for 630 miles and runs from Minehead in Somerset, across the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, all the way to Poole Harbour in Dorset
The South West Coast Path
Buy a Photo
This World Heritage Site boasts a record of 185 million years of the Earth's history, across a grand 95 miles of coastline. Described as a "feast for the senses", experience real life history or just a family BBQ on the beach

10. Take a walk with fossilised dinosaurs on the Jurassic Coast

This World Heritage Site boasts a record of 185 million years of the Earth's history, across a grand 95 miles of coastline. Described as a "feast for the senses", experience real life history or just a family BBQ on the beach
Jurassic Coast Trust
Buy a Photo
Autumn is the perfect time to spy on some of the small population of rare red squirrels on Brownsea. There are free and informative walks available that will guide you to the squirrel hot spots

11. Spy rare red squirrels on Brownsea Island

Autumn is the perfect time to spy on some of the small population of rare red squirrels on Brownsea. There are free and informative walks available that will guide you to the squirrel hot spots
Shutterstock
Buy a Photo
Made famous after featuring in the popular 1970s advert for Hovis bread, why not go and visit the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill. The advert in which it was featured is regularly voted as Britain's favourite of all time

12. Recreate a TV classic as you puff your way up Gold Hill

Made famous after featuring in the popular 1970s advert for Hovis bread, why not go and visit the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill. The advert in which it was featured is regularly voted as Britain's favourite of all time
Shutterstock
Buy a Photo
View more