Ower Quay is in an ideal location for discovering Dorset. Stunning coastal and inland walks, beautiful beaches, historical monuments and attractions are all just a short journey by car, bus or train from our location. So whether you are looking for a relaxing break or to get out and explore Dorset, Ower Quay is a great place to start!
Bird Watching - With 416 species, Dorset is well placed in the top ten of the UK's 'league table' of county totals and its habitats are varied including lowland heath, woodlands, reed beds, chalk grassland, harbours, rivers and sea cliffs.
Rambling and Hiking - The coastal walks offer 630 miles of the most stunning and picturesque scenery in the country. For a complete guide to the south west coastal paths and for walking maps
Jurassic Coast - The Jurassic Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and landmarks in the world, with spectacular sights such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Studland Bay. There are many natural geological features found all along the coast.
Corfe Castle - Lots to see and do in Corfe Castle as well as visit the castle ruins, model village lovely tea shops.For more information visit corfe-castle.co.uk
Monkey World - Monkey World is an Ape and Monkey Sanctuary and Rescue Centre near Wareham. It is a fantastic family attraction open all year round, and just 30 minutes drive from Ower Quay. For more info visit www.monkeyworld.org
Bovington Tank Museum - The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crew to life with the World's best collection of tanks and stunning live displays. There are great exhibitions such as the Story of the Tank, The Trench Experience and Battlegroup Afghanistan. The Tank Museum is just 25 minutes drive from Ower Quay! Visiit the website for more details tankmuseum.org/home
Swanage Railway - Preserved steam railway running from Swanage to Norden. For more information see www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Boat Rental - Wareham boat rental offers motor boats, canoes, rowing boats and paddle boards. Experience the peace and tranquility of Wareham river, and enjoy the wildlife. For more information see www.warehamboathire.co.uk
Studland Bay - vast area of sandy beaches and heathland. A glorious slice of natural coastline featuring a four-mile stretch of golden sandy beacheswith bathing water and views of Old Harry Rocks and Isle of Wight. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/studland-bay.