Find Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches

Heading to the Dorset coast with your dog and not sure if they are allowed on any beaches?

This Dorset list of dog friendly beaches will help in planning your next trip to the beach.

Our 2018 Dorset dog friendly beach guide currently has 12 Dorset beaches listed where dogs are allowed with 17 beaches that have some dog restrictions, and there are no beaches on which a full dog ban is in operation.

Dorset dog friendly beaches Dorset Beaches Allowing Dogs

This list shows 12 Dorset beaches with no dog restrictions and can be used all year.

  1. Durdle Door Beach, West Lulworth
  2. Lulworth Cove Beach, West Lulworth
  3. Mudeford Sandbanks Beach, Christchurch
  4. Bowleaze Cove Beach, Weymouth
  5. Highcliffe Castle Beach, Christchurch
  6. Worbarrow Bay Beach, Swanage
  7. Church Ope Cove Beach, Weymouth
  8. Kimmeridge Bay Beach, Swanage
  9. Church Cliff Beach, Lyme Regis
  10. Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
  11. Rockley Park Beach, Poole
  12. East Cliff Beach, Lyme Regis

Note, although dogs are allowed you are expected to keep control of your dog, clean-up after them and some beaches may require you to keep them on a lead. Please check local information sites for any restrictions.


Dorset beaches with dog restrictions Dorset Beaches That Have Dog Restrictions

This list shows 17 Dorset beaches allowing dogs but with some restrictions. These restrictions could be a time of day, restricted zones, dogs to be kept on a lead or only allowed out of season. Check our beach information page for details of the restrictions in place.

  1. Chesil Bank Beach, Weymouth
  2. Alum Chine Beach, Bournemouth
  3. Boscombe Pier Beach, Bournemouth
  4. Durley Chine Beach, Bournemouth
  5. East Cliff Beach, Bournemouth
  6. Fishermans Walk Beach, Bournemouth
  7. Manor Steps Beach, Bournemouth
  8. Bournemouth Pier Beach, Bournemouth
  9. Southbourne Beach, Bournemouth
  10. Charmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
  11. Avon Beach, Christchurch
  12. Friars Cliff Beach, Christchurch
  13. Highcliffe Beach, Christchurch
  14. Burton Hive Beach, Bridport
  15. Lyme Regis Town Beach, Lyme Regis
  16. Shell Bay Beach, Swanage
  17. Swanage Central Beach, Swanage

Dorset Beaches that do not allow dogs Dorset Beaches That Have Dog Restrictions

We have no Dorset beaches recorded that do not allow dogs at any time.


Dorset Beaches That We Have NO Dog Restriction Information

This list shows 27 Dorset beaches where we have no information on dog restrictions.

  1. Ringstead Bay Beach, Weymouth
  2. Weymouth Beach, Weymouth
  3. Swanage Bay Beach, Swanage
  4. Studland Bay Beach, Swanage
  5. Hengistbury Head Beach, Christchurch
  6. Lyme Bay Beach, Lyme Regis
  7. Mudeford Quay Beach, Christchurch
  8. Eypes Mouth Beach, Bridport
  9. Greenhill Beach, Weymouth
  10. Overcome (Furzy Cliff) Beach, Weymouth
  11. Branksome Chine Beach, Poole
  12. Canford Cliffs Beach, Poole
  13. Hamworthy Beach, Poole
  14. Harbour Sandbanks Beach, Poole
  15. Sandbanks Beach, Poole
  16. Shore Road Beach, Poole
  17. Castle Cove Portland Harbour Beach, Weymouth
  18. Sandsfoot Castle (Southlands) Beach, Weymouth
  19. Seatown Beach, Bridport
  20. Swanage North Beach, Swanage
  21. Dancing Ledge Beach, Swanage
  22. West Bay East Beach, Bridport
  23. West Bay West Beach, Bridport
  24. Bandstand Beach, Weymouth
  25. Lodmoor Beach, Weymouth
  26. Newtons Cove Beach, Weymouth
  27. Shipstal Beach, Poole

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If a Dorset beach is not listed above then we have no information and you will have to check local beach information boards.

Note that we try to keep this dog beach information up to date but restrictions are set by local councils and occasionally we may miss a change.

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