Bowleaze Cove beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by cliffs and is at the eastern end of the long beach stretch within Weymouth Bay. When the tide comes Read more [...]
Find The Nearest Beach Dorset
Planning a trip to Dorset and looking for the nearest beaches. From Lyme Regis in the West to Bournemouth in the East, most of Dorset’s coastline is part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, which stretches for 155 km. Dorset really does offer everything from sandy beaches and rocky cliffs to natural rock arches, rare wildlife and loads of fossils.
Finding the right Dorset beach is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search at the top of the page to plan your next Dorset beach visit.
Friars Cliff beach is a mixture of sand and shingle with great views across Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight. Good family beach with safe swimming, backed by a Read more [...]
Fishermans Walk Beach is a sandy beach with some pebbles. Facilities include cafe, toilets, deck chair hire, beach huts, cliff lift, car parks and road parking, lifeguards in summer and kids zones.
Lodmoor beach is in Weymouth bay some 1 mile (1.6km) east of Weymouth town centre and the beach is backed by the Lodmoor nature reserve. This is a Royal Society Read more [...]
Dancing Ledge is not so much a beach but an old quarry floor. There are no beaches on this stretch of coastline but this is popular as you can get Read more [...]
Newton’s Cove is a small cove between the main Weymouth beach and Portland Harbour, next to the Nothe Fort. The cove is a mix of sand, shingle and rock pools. No facilities Read more [...]
Sandbanks beach on the Sandbanks Peninsular is a large sandy beach ideal for those looking to relax and those that want a more active beach. This is a very active Read more [...]
East Cliff beach is to the north of Lyme Regis and can be accessed from the promenade on Church Cliff beach. The beach is backed by steep cliffs and high Read more [...]
Branksome Chine beach is a sandy beach very popular with watersports. Facilities include parking, food and toilets.
Ringstead Bay Beach is a shingle beach in a quiet rural location and is ideal for those who are looking for a peaceful day out. As the tide goes out Read more [...]
Highcliffe beach is sand and shingle beach with groynes below grassy cliffs. The beach has areas marked for swimmers and watersports, providing safe conditions. Highcliffe beach also provides good access Read more [...]
Southbourne beach is a sandy beach with some shingle and is popular with families. Like most Bournemouth beaches the seafront is backed by a steep cliff. Facilities include lifeguards in Read more [...]