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Quiet Getaways or Olympic Summers - April 12th, 2012

As anyone who has picked up a newspaper or seen a news report recently will know, this summer is shaping up to be absolutely huge for Dorset. The Olympic sailing events taking place in Weymouth Bay will be one of the biggest things to happen to the county in living memory, so we’re expecting an unprecedented influx of visitors from the UK and around the world coming to experience the Games in August.

Our dorset holiday park is just a half an hour drive or bus ride away from Weymouth, with the route taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset, as well as some truly stunning views of Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast. This makes Newlands an ideal base this summer for anyone who wants to see the Olympic sailing and enjoy all the festivities that have been arranged in and around Weymouth to coincide with the Games.

However, not everyone has caught the Olympic fever, and there will be plenty of people coming to Dorset over the summer for reasons other than watching sport. For many of these visitors, it is the age-old beauty of Dorset that is the biggest draw of all, along with the prospect of a peaceful, relaxing holiday on one of the most celebrated and picturesque stretches of coastline in Britain.

These individuals will want somewhere well away from the hustle and bustle of Weymouth and the nightmarish traffic that the Olympics are certain to bring. Newlands also fits that bill rather nicely. For visitors driving to our caravan park in Dorset, using the M5 will mean you stick to the Western side of the country, meaning you neatly avoid the manic traffic maelstrom of people driving to both London and Weymouth over the period of the Games.

From the fossil-rich beaches around Lyme Regis to the stunning coastal landmarks of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, the traditional charms and pleasures of the Jurassic Coast will be on the whole unaffected by the Olympics. You can simply relax and get used to a slower pace of life on this idyllic piece of English coastline.

Whatever your reasons for visiting, any holidays in Dorset this year are sure to be an exciting and memorable experience. Whether you come for the Olympics or any other reason,

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