Dorset Beaches

Dorset Beaches Coast South West England

Find your favourite Dorset Beaches

Explore stunning Dorset Beaches on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site and the UK’s most popular fossil hunting area.

Alum Chine Beach

Visit Alum Chine Beach Alum Chine Beach in Bournemouth is a popular family summer holiday destination on the Dorset Coast....

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Avon Beach

Visit Avon Beach Avon Beach in Christchurch, on the Dorset coast overlooks the Needles and Isle of Wight. This beach...

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Back Beach

Visit Back Beach Back Beach stretches along from Lyme Regis towards Charmouth West Beach. This beautiful part of the coast...

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Boscombe Beach

Visit Boscombe Beach Boscombe Beach, from Bournemouth Beach towards Hengistbury Head, is a beautiful stretch of coastline. The sandy beach...

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Boscombe Pier

Visit Boscombe Pier Boscombe Pier Did you Know? Europe’s first artificial surf reef is in Boscombe Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach...

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Bournemouth Central Beach

Visit Bournemouth Central Beach Popular Bournemouth Central Beach on the Dorset coast is a traditional favourite for the whole family...

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Bournemouth Pier

Visit Bournemouth Pier Popular Bournemouth Central Beach on the Dorset coast is a traditional favourite for the whole family and...

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Bowleaze Cove

Visit Bowleaze Cove Bowleaze Cove is a great family beach also popular with swimmers and watersports enthusiasts. The pebble beach is...

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Branksome Chine Beach

Visit Branksome Chine Branksome Chine is another of Bournemouth’s famous beaches. It is a popular family destination that can get...

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Hive Beach

Visit Back Beach Hive Beach is a sandy beach at Burton Bradstock The beach is dog friendly but must be...

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Canford Cliffs Beach

Visit Canford Cliffs Award winning Canford Cliffs beach is a great spot for a day out. Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management...

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Chapman’s Pool

Visit Chapmans Pool Chapman's Pool is a wild beach off the beaten track on the Dorset coast. Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach...

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Charmouth East Beach

Visit Charmouth East Beach Charmouth East Beach with fantastic views of Golden Cap, is an ideal location for a day...

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Charmouth West Beach

Visit Charmouth West Beach Charmouth West Beach is a long stretch of sandy beach on the Dorset Jurassic Coast. The...

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Chesil Beach

Visit Chesil Beach Chesil Beach is an eighteen mile long pebble beach, stretching from Portland to West Bay. For much...

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Chesil Cove

Visit Chesil Cove Chesil Cove at the most southerly tip of Chesil Beach on the isle of Portland. The cove...

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Chippel Bay

Visit Chippel Bay This beach is... Dogs friendly Getting There Location: Nearest Train: Map of Chippel Bay « Previous Beach...

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Cobb Harbour

Visit Cobb Harbour Beach Iconic Cobb Harbour in Lyme Regis once an important port, is a great place to spend...

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Cogden Beach

Visit Cogden Beach Cogden. Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog Friendly Have a great day out along...

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Church Ope Cove

Visit Church Ope Cove Church Ope Cove is a small secluded beach on the eastern side of the Isle of...

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Durdle Door

Visit Durdle Door One of the Dorset's most popluar beaches. A stunning geological rock arch overlooking a small beach, just...

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Durley Chine Beach

Visit Durley Chine Beach Popular Durley Chine Beach between Bournemouth Pier and Alum Chine is a popular family summer holiday...

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Durlston Bay

Visit Durlston Bay Durlston Bay Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for fossil hunting Have a...

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Eype Beach

Visit Eype Beach Eype Beach, (pronounced eep), just Southeast of Golden Cap, is an unspoilt stretch of sand and shingle...

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Fisherman’s Walk Beach

Visit Fisherman’s Walk Beach Fisherman’s Walk Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for fossil hunting Have...

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Flaghead Chine Beach

Visit Flaghead Chine Beach Flaghead Chine Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for Familes Have a...

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Freshwater Beach

Visit Freshwater Beach Freshwater Beach between West Bay and Burton Bradstock has a popular campsite with a private beach. Beach...

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Friars Cliff Beach

Visit Friars Cliff Beach Friars Cliff is a sand and shingle beach with a cafe for refreshments, amenities including shower,...

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Greenhill Beach

Visit Greenhill Beach Greenhill Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for fossil hunting Have a...

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Hamm Beach

Visit Hamm Beach Hamm Beach is a shingle beach looking across to Portland Harbour on the eastern side of the...

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Hengistbury Head Beach

Visit Hengistbury Head Beach Hengistbury Head Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog Friendly Have a great day...

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Highcliffe Castle Beach

Visit Highcliffe Castle Beach Highcliffe Castle Beach is a popular sandy beach with wooded cliffs leading to the Steamer Point...

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Highcliffe Beach

Visit Highcliffe Beach Highcliffe Beach is accessible from the clifftop car park, known locally as the Crow's Nest, where there...

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Kimmeridge Bay

Visit Kimmeridge Bay Kimmeridge Bay, part of the Jurassic Coast in the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve is a great destination...

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Lulworth Cove

Visit Lulworth Cove Picture perfect Lulworth Cove, close to the village of West Lulworth, is the perfect spot for a...

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Lyme Regis Town Beach

Visit Lyme Regis Town Beach Popular Lyme Regis Town Beach in the heart of the Jurassic Coast is perfect for...

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Man of War Bay Beach

Visit Man of War Bay Stunning Man of War Bay on the Lulworth Coast is a great place for a...

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Monmouth Beach

Visit Monmouth Beach Monmouth Beach just to the West of Lyme Regis and the famous Cobb Harbour running towards Pinhay...

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Mudeford Beach

Visit Mudeford Beach Mudeford Beach is in the fishing village, with a dog friendly beach. Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This...

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Mupe Bay

Visit Mupe Bay Mupe Bay is a pebble beach which is reached by boat or by walking along the coastal...

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Osmington Mills Beach

Visit Osmington Mills Beach Osmington Mills beach is a lovely spot on Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast. Perfect for taking long walks along...

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Overcombe Beach

Visit Overcombe Beach Overcombe  Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Sandy Dog Friendly Have a great day out along...

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Pinhay Bay

Visit Pinhay Bay Pinhay Bay on the border of Dorset and Devon is backed by crumbling cliffs, The Ware cliffs...

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Preston Beach

Visit Preston Beach Preston Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for fossil hunting Have a...

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Ringstead Bay

Visit Ringstead Bay Ringstead Bay just east of Weymouth has a shingle beach with sand at low tide. The beach...

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Sandbanks Beach

Visit Sandbanks Beach One of the top UK seaside destinations, famous Sandbanks is an award winning sandy beach and home...

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Shell Bay

Visit Shell Bay Beach Shell Bay Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for fossil hunting...

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Seatown Beach

Visit Seatown Beach Seatown Beach is a shingle beach which sits below the famous Golden Cap, which is the highest...

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Shore Road Beach

Visit Shore Road Beach Shore Road Beach in Dorset is a stunning golden sandy beach and firm family favourite. There...

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Southbourne Beach

Visit Southbourne Beach Dog friendlyAn award winning beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Blue FlagDog Friendly Have...

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St Gabriels Mouth

Visit St Gabriels Mouth St Gabriels Mouth is a quiet secluded beach with great views of Golden Cap. The the...

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Knoll Beach

Visit Knoll Beach Knoll Beach Beach HighlightsLocal LinksBeach Management This beach is … Dog FriendlyGreat for fossil hunting Have a...

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Studland Middle Beach

Visit Studland Middle Beach Studland Middle Beach is a lovely sandy beach ideal for families with young children. Beach HighlightsLocal...

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Studland Shell Beach

Visit Studland Shell Beach This beach is... Dogs friendly Getting There Location: Nearest Train: Map of Studland Shell Beach «...

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Studland South Beach

Visit Studland South Beach Studland South Beach is a lovely sandy beach just slightly off the beaten path. Beach HighlightsLocal...

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Swanage Central Beach

Visit Swanage Central Beach Swanage Central Beach is an award winning sandy beach perfect for swimming and a day out...

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West Bay

Visit West Bay West Bay is a popular beach and seaside resort at the mouth of the River Brit on...

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Weymouth Beach

Visit WeymouthBeach Popular Weymouth Beach in Dorset with its arc of golden sand is a hotspot for water sports and...

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Worbarrow Bay

Visit Worbarrow Bay Beautiful Worbarrow Bay on the Dorset coast is a shingle beach with sweeping views along the South...

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Dog Friendly beaches in Dorset

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