Dorset Supporters

manonabeach® is proud to have financial support from the following businesses in Dorset, listed by supported beach page.  Please use the send your answer menu  or email info@manonabeach.com to find out more.  Click on each Supporter’s banner, below here, to learn about their business.  Also, see what the beach means to them, above their banner.

Benefits to new and renewing Supporters now include the following:

  • access to beach lovers in largely urban areas (24% London) who are looking forward to their return to your area and to enjoying your services and online products, with hundreds of thousands of hits to the site and being seen in 139 countries.
  • access to 2,000+ films from the archive, including over 1,000 narrative interviews, to use in your social media for customer retention and in your blog, like this example.  Why not use the manonabeach® question to engage with your customers?
  • a complimentary manonabeach® Interview Highlights DVD, to use in your business at your discretion, either in-house or for your customers.

Sandbanks, Alum Chine and Branksome Chine:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Everything! It is what connects my working life to my ‘off duty life’. It connects Poole with Bournemouth. It is beautiful in all weathers – sharp bright winter morning, hot summer day and even violent winter storms that feel as though they’ll wash everything away. I’m not a ‘beach bum’ but love to walk along the beach, admiring the view – especially towards the Isle of Wight! The walks to the beaches through the Chines bring back childhood memories and the cliff tops at Canford Cliffs provide an excellent vantage point to watch fireworks or the air show! I consider myself truly blessed to not only have won the first ‘lottery of life’ in being born an Englishman, but to have been born and able to live in this area as well, is the real ‘jackpot’!

…Paul, at Rumsey Holiday Homes, Sandbanks, Poole, below:

Rumsey Holiday Homes

Lulworth Cove, Swanage and Durdle Door:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The beach represents happiness.  No one goes to the beach to be in a bad mood; everyone at the beach is happy and that’s infectious. An hour on a beach in summer can lift even the most morose of moods.

…Hamish, at Dorset Coastal Cottages, below:

Dorset Cottages

Ringstead Bay and Studland Bay:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The beach is hugely significant to many of us as it’s reminiscent of childhood holidays and as we grow and life becomes inevitably more complicated its’ curative properties are a life saver.

When I’m on a beach, I find myself focussing on the sound of the sea and everything else fades, it’s the best stress buster and declutters my mind. Clearing the data banks leaves me feeling re-energised but also at peace.  

A largely unchanging landscape means it’s a reassuring place to be in a world of constant change. It’s difficult to sum up in words except to say that it makes me happy: the sights, sounds and smells evoke memories, re-energise but also induce a profound sense of calm.

It’s an easy place to be on your own but great to share with friends and family too: even when you’re not on holiday, being on a beach somehow gives you permission to be a little selfish, step out of the everyday and enjoy the freedom that brings.

As a place it’s about so many things – family, togetherness and being carefree and there’s nothing quite like an invigorating walk along the beach to give you a fresh perspective.

Colleagues at Jigsaw Holidays, below:

Jigsaw Holidays

Lyme Regis and West Bay:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

The beach gives you a real sense of being a part of a much bigger world. Standing on the shoreline looking out to sea – there is so much more to be explored. It gives you a sense of place, encourages contemplation and a breath of sea air cleanses the soul like meditation in a liquid form. The cathartic massage of sand under the soles of your feet, the stark contrast from the built environment, the sound of nothing but the sea all combine to make a magical medicine that can cure all ills. I love being on the beach.

Adam, at Classic Cottages, below:

Weymouth:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

To me the beach is a spiritual place that allows me to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life by contemplating the vast emptiness of existence. It is a place I like to visit no matter what the season and I am grateful for the opportunity it allows me to explore or simply walk amongst the pebbles and sand.

Colleagues at Dream Cottages, below:

Dream Cottages

Bournemouth Central:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

With seven miles of award winning beaches, the beach really is the place to be in Bournemouth, no matter what the season! For me it’s all about the Sunday walks with the family and the dog! Having the beach on your doorstep is not something to be taken for granted, it is a real privilege and I always do my best to take full advantage of it all year round. From blustery walks in the winter to summer fun days it really has so much to offer and with the growing list of attractions and annual events in Bournemouth there is always something to be a part of.  The beach signifies holidays and often conjures up very pleasant memories for people of time spent with family and friends. It’s a place of happiness and real enjoyment.

…Gemma, at Churchfield Holiday Lettings, Bournemouth, below:

Churchfield Sales and Lettings

Studland Bay:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

I could give many reasons why Studland Beach means so much to me. It is now just a short drive back to my childhood home of Studland where life was spent on the beach, exploring ‘Fort Henry’, beachcombing, riding my pony along the long beach and sand dunes, Swimming in the sea from Spring to Autumn. To now sit on the clean golden sands in summer watching the world go by, looking towards Old Harry Rocks to the right and Bournemouth and beyond to the left, views imprinted in my brain. Walking the beaches in winter, the winds blowing, the waves crashing not hearing anything but just feeling the renewing energies of the coast. This is a beach I will never tire of visiting.

…Jenny, at Cherry Bank B&B, below:

Cherrybank Bed and Breakfast

Chesil Beach:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

At the bottom of our path, within easy reach,
Are the tranquil surroundings of the stunning Chesil Beach.
Our beach makes us feel calm, the deep waters flowing,
We look from our windows in awe and get excited about going.
And when we arrive it’s so still, with dog walkers and fisherman there too
But for us it’s the finishing touch to Dorset’s best view.
We don’t need to brag and we make a point not to boast,
It doesn’t need saying that it’s the jewel of the Jurassic Coast!
So don’t rush, just stroll, come, see for yourself then you’ll believe this,
There’s no better place than Chesil Beach, Swallows Rest, Wyke Regis.

…Jane, at Swallows Rest, below:

One thought on “Dorset Supporters

  1. Paul Dredge

    The beach to me means Sandbanks! The only UK beach to have held the ‘Blue Flag’ award for all the scheme’s 25 years! From the mouth of Poole Harbour across miles and miles (estimates vary between 8 & 10) to Hengistbury Head and the mouth of Christchurch Harbour, the beaches that form the coast of Poole Bay are undoubtedly some of the best in the world. Walkers, swimmers, surfers, leisure boats, kite and wind surfing and that’s just the water! The beach to me means Sandbanks & holidays!

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