Bournemouth's sandy beach and pier
7 miles of sand to enjoy
Dorset's coastline is a popular location for visitors to enjoy and explore and the majority of visits are incident free.
These notes are to allow visitors to make an informed judgement about their safety during their day trip or holiday.
Erosion is a natural, ongoing process along this stretch of coast – and is one of the main reasons why the Jurassic Coast was designated a World Heritage Site. Exceptional rainfall over the past year has left some of the cliffs in an unusually unpredictable and unstable condition, with a heightened risk of additional landslides, mudslides and rock falls. Further details of how to stay safe along Dorset's Jurassic Coast can be found on the Jurassic Coast website.
People can and should enjoy the coast but should, as always, take care when out and about. We have teamed up with the SafeWise charity and Dorset Coast Forum who have created an animation to promote coastal safety in a fun way to children called CoastWise - check it out and remember to share these helpful tips with your family and friends.