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We know everyone is missing going to their favourite beauty spot or holiday destination right now and we thank you for staying local and finding less busy places to visit closer to home.

You can still enjoy Dorset’s beautiful views from afar with our favourite webcams. They are a great way to get some inspiration for your next day trip and see how busy our beaches are before you decide to visit.

Sit back, relax and enjoy some of your favourite beach and coastal resorts from home.

Lyme Regis Beach and Harbour

Famous for fossil finds, Mary Anning and The Cobb – this webcam overlooks Lyme Regis’ beach and harbour. Watch the colourful fishing boats in the harbour, people taking a stroll along the beach or seagulls swooping down to catch a fish.

Lyme Regis beach, Dorset

Bridport Harbour and West Bay

Instantly recognisable as the ‘Broadchurch’ cliffs, this webcam overlooks Bridport Harbour and West Bay. Watch people enjoying a walk around the harbours edge, having a picnic on the beach or hiking the South West Coast Path up to the top of East Cliff.

West Bay and East Cliff, Dorset

Weymouth Beach

Enjoy the views of Weymouth’s wide sandy beaches. This Georgian seaside resort was host to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the award winning Blue Flag beach is consistently recognised as one of the top ten beaches in Europe.

Weymouth Beach, Dorset

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth’s harbour is both traditional and historic – you might recognise it from scenes in the movie Dunkirk. Watch the comings and goings of fishing boats, luxury yachts and people walking alongside the harbour edge.

Weymouth Harbour, Dorset

Swanage Bay

Enjoy views over Swanage Bay from the top of the RNLI slipway. In the distance is Old Harry Rocks, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The jetty is a great place for crabbing or just taking in the scenic views across the Bay.

Swanage Bay, Dorset

Poole Harbour – Harbour Heights Hotel

The Harbour Heights Hotel is perfectly positioned for views over Poole Harbour - Europe's largest natural harbour. With views of the Sandbanks Peninsula, Brownsea Island and Studland in the distance, this is a great webcam to see what is going on in the Harbour.

Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, Dorset

Poole Harbour – Rick Stein Sandbanks

If you’ve always wanted to visit Rick Stein’s restaurant in Sandbanks, now you can. Check out the views of Poole Harbour near North Haven Yacht Club. For those of you who are local, Rick Stein is now offering a takeaway service.

Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, Dorset

Poole Harbour and Studland – Haven Hotel

From the Haven Hotel, you can watch motorboats and jet skis pass through the mouth of Poole Harbour onto the Dorset coast. This area is a real hive of activity for watersports and you'd normally see the Sandbanks to Studland Chain Ferry taking passengers across the water from Poole to Purbeck.

Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, Dorset

Bournemouth Beach and Pier

Bournemouth's famous pier and wide sandy beach can be seen from this webcam. There is 7 miles of coast along the Bournemouth seafront, so there is lots of space to spread out and enjoy this gorgeous May sunshine.

Bournemouth Beach and Pier, Dorset

Boscombe Beach and Pier

From this webcam you get great views of the east side of Boscombe Pier and the promeande. The Pier is free to walk along and you get a fantastic panoramic view of the coast from the end.

Boscombe Beach and Pier, Dorset

Photo credit - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Tourism

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