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.
Traditional seaside fun
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.
Start planning your next beach holiday now
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!
There you will find more information on the following:
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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