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Swanage has a gently sloping white sand beach which is sheltered and generally calm. The award...
Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, Bournemouth Bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the...
Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and boasts the best rock-pooling and...
A shingle beach only accessible on foot via a steep path and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove...
Looking for a fantastic beach break but feel you need to jet off to a far flung destination?
Think again because here in Dorset, we have some of the finest beaches to be found anywhere in the UK meaning it won’t cost the earth to feel soft sand and clear blue sea gently lap over your feet.
Dorset enjoys nearly 100 miles of coastline so it’s no wonder we’ve got some brilliant beaches that everyone will enjoy.
Whether you’re looking to build super sandcastles, safe swimming and paddling or to sit back and enjoy some fantastic food on our glorious coastline, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
View our fantastic Dorset Beach & Coast video here, we’re sure you’ll be blown away!
The diversity of the Dorset coast means there are plenty of Dorset beach destinations with their own unique charm and character to explore, from miles of sweeping golden sand to secluded private coves and everything in between.
With a number of beaches to choose from, Weymouth with its Georgian architecture along the esplanade really is a slice of the traditional British seaside complete with donkey rides and Punch & Judy to entertain young and old.
Swanage is known for its crystal clear water and its family friendly setting.
This traditional seaside resort has been enjoyed by families since Victorian times even today you will still see children in the wonderful sunshine competing in making the finest sandcastle in town.
Further to the west of the county you will find the stunning seaside settings of West Bay and Lyme Regis.
Eagle eyed visitors to West Bay may recognise it as the setting for ITV’s award winning drama Broadchurch.
With its iconic cliffs West Bay provides a breathtaking backdrop for a wonderful day at the beach.
Lyme Regis is another of Dorset’s most popular resorts that continues to be enjoyed by all ages.
Home to glorious golden sand, stunning scenery and safe bathing waters protected to the famous Cobb, Lyme Regis makes for a wonderful day at the seaside.
Also, why not check out Dorset’s key beaches to give you a better idea before choosing your holiday destination in Dorset.
Please be sure to stay safe while visiting the coast, you can find further details of beach safety here.
So with all of Dorset’s wonderful beaches waiting to be enjoyed surely it’s an easy decision to come and visit.
Use our accommodation links below and book your break to Dorset today, just don’t forget your cossie!
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Last but not least, if you are looking for something a little different but still 'beach related', we definitely recommend you travel up to the filming location of ITV's hit crime series 'Broadchurch' and see for yourself how the beach played a key role in the series.
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Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds and all six British reptiles.
Swanage Beach huts are let on a daily or weekly basis. Hire a beach hut, and your trips to the beach are made easier without having to take all your towels, swimwear and children’s toys down to the beach every day!
Friars Cliff, CHRISTCHURCH
This shingle and sand beach is an ideal spot for a family trip to the seaside. Beach huts line the promenade which is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Best features: Great views of the Isle of Wight and Mudeford Sandbank.
A unique spit which adjoins the ancient headland of Hengistbury Head and forms a natural barrier between the harbour and the open sea. The area is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI).
Tyneham, EAST LULWORTH
Worbarrow Bay is found 1 mile (walking) from Tyneham village. The Bay and village are now managed by the Ministry of Defence and access is limited.
A shingle beach-some parts are reasonably safe for swimming. Dogs allowed. The Cove offers a variety of places to eat and there is a large car park (fee payable). There are toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities. Boat trips are available.
A shingle beach only accessible on foot via a steep path and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove or down from Durdle Door Car Park. Swimming is possible in some places. Dogs are allowed.
Highcliffe Beach is just a few minutes walk from the village centre and has excellent cliff top parking.
Swanage has a gently sloping white sand beach which is sheltered and generally calm.
The award winning beach is well served by local businesses providing refreshments and services.
Best features: A beautiful, rural, shingle and sand beach set against tree-lined cliffs.
A very popular beach of sand and fine pebbles on the east side of Durdle Door. The Man O' War and the Door shelter the beach providing safe bathing in shallow water. Parking available at Durdle Door.
Winner of the prestigious Blue Flag award for a consecutive 29 years and with its soft golden sands and breathtaking views, it is no wonder that Sandbanks is considered one of the best beaches in Britain. Facilities include a crazy golf course,...
Avon Beach is great for families with small children and people with disabilities as it has it's own car park level with the beach.
Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, Bournemouth Bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find...
Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and boasts the best rock-pooling and safest snorkelling site in Dorset!
A shelving shingle beach, close to the village of Burton Bradstock. On a clear day, visitors can enjoy breath taking views round to Portland and right the way round to the East Devon Coast.
A steeply shelving pebble beach.
Located three miles from Bridport. Walkers can enjoy breath-taking views across the West Dorset coast.
Shingle, sand and pebbles. Steep shelving.
Looking to visit the amazing Cogden Beach?...If so, you have come to the right place!...Click here to get the latest Cogden Beach information direct from the official Dorset tourism site!