Holiday hot-spot Dorset offers a checklist of charms. Its shoreline is one of Britain’s best, boasting the Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site flecked with sea-carved bays, crumbly cliffs and beaches loaded with fossilised souvenirs. No wonder the swimming, kayaking and hiking here is truly memorable... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/southwest-england/dorset#ixzz3PN9PHMI6
St Catherine's Lighthouse via Flickr . A tall medieval octagonal tower, allegedly a lighthouse, built here in 1328 as penance for stealing church property from a wrecked ship. Affectionately known as the Pepperpot, it stands on one of the highest parts of the Isle of Wight. It is part of the Tennyson Heritage Coast, a series of linked cliff-top monuments.