West Bay beach is a wide sandy beach split by the harbour entrance. Parking, toilets and selection of shops and places to eat.
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.
Mudeford Quay is at the entrance to Christchurch harbour is not a beach but provides a great family day out location. You can fish off the quay, walk to the 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.
Lulworth Cove is within the Natural World Heritage Coastline. It has a horse shoe beach which is a mix of sand and pebbles. The cove is surrounded by high cliffs Read more [...]
Alum Chine beach is a sandy beach popular with families and has a children’s play area and a paddling pool. The beach is not so busy as those closer to Read more [...]
Rockley Park beach is a small (150m) sandy beach within Poole Harbour that is also known as Rockley Sands and Rockley Point beach. The beach offers some good views into Poole Read more [...]
Castle Cove beach in Portland Harbour is just a five minute walk from Weymouth Town Centre. The beach is sand, rockpools and seaweed and is so different from the golden Read more [...]
Monmouth beach is sand and pebble beach situated to the West of the Cobb and the beaches stretches over 1km away from the town. Monmouth beach is named because the Read more [...]
Lyme Regis Town beach sits is a mix of sand and pebbles. More sand exists at the harbour (The Cobb) end of the beach with pebbles on the northern end Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sandsfoot Castle beach within Portland Harbour, also known as Southlands beach is sand and rocks. This is a small private beach with a rocky backdrop on one side and low Read more [...]