Sounds like Swanage would be your ideal destination! It's my home town so I am obviously very biased but it is beautiful. Classic seaside town with a gorgeous, sandy and safe beach in a pretty bay. There's a pier to walk on, crabbing, boat trips, lifeboats and cliff walks plus a steam train, studland beach, bournemouth, numerous nature reserves and country parks and other attractions within very easy reach. I don't have any accommodation recommendations unfortunately (we are lucky enough to have grandparents right there to visit!) but there's loads available if you do a search. Happy to offer more advice if you do decide to head there or even just to that area.
Hi, looking for nice family cottage to sleep 4 adults & 5 kids in summer, so 5 beds. Nice safe, clean beach close by & things to do would be nice. Or close to visit by car. Any areas to look at or websites ?