Sitting pride of place on the beachfront at Alum Chine, Vesuvio is an excellent, family-run Italian restaurant with panoramic views to match.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and for dinner and serves a contemporary menu with homemade pizzas and pastas and locally-sourced meat and seafood in its various Italian specialities. In the summer, you can dine on the terrace and enjoy spectacular views across to the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks or tuck yourself away in the cosy conservatory if the weather has turned.
The restaurant also operates a popular snack kiosk if you want something to eat while spending the day on Alum Chine’s glorious beach. And there is a sprawling play park out the back for the kids to burn off some energy before they sit down to dine.