If spending a day on the beach building sandcastles, swimming in the sea and lazing around with your family in the hot summer sun sounds like your idea of a fantastic holiday, Dorset is home to some of the best beaches in south England.
With sandy beaches aplenty, you can while away the hours and soak up the sunshine in the most stunning surroundings. Look at our superb video footage of the beautiful Dorset coastline and see just some of the breathtaking scenery you can enjoy.
With so many fantastic family friendly beaches you'll have trouble deciding which one to visit first! We'll leave the deciding up to you.
Safety advice - the risk of landslides and rock falls has increased following severe weather and sea conditions across Dorset.
Residents and visitors to the county are encouraged to follow safety advice along the coastline as landslides and rock falls can occur quickly and without warning. Tides have also re-shaped and stripped beaches around the coast meaning it is easier to get cut off by the incoming tide.
Walking along coast paths may also be muddy and slippery in places so people should keep to official routes and follow warning signs at all times.
More information about landslides and rock falls can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/410768 or visit our Beach Safety page .Please download our new Guide to West Dorset beaches and coastal activities.