I'm planning a break for Christmas to the Jurassic Coast with my partner and would like some advice on the best village to stay at.
Ideally, I would like to rent a flat/small cottage somewhere quaint located near the coast. I will be coming from London (by train) and will not have a car so the location should also have some form of public transport to go around (or bike rentals at least).
We would like a mixture of hikes, fossil hunting, historical sites, nice pubs, etc. The whole coast looks really nice and it's not easy to pick a particular spot.
So any advice on where's best, considering the lack of cars, would be welcome.
Also any recommendations on holiday rentals/B&Bs are also welcome. If they are cat friendly even better as I am considering taking my cats too (it will be a difficult time to find a cat sitter).
Also considering the period, is it best to travel down on Friday 23rd? Are shops/restaurants likely to be closed completely over the Christmas week-end?
Thank you very much!!