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 [...]
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.
Greenhill beach is a mixture mainly pebble with some sand and the beach sits in the middle of Weymouth Bay. Much quieter than the stretches near Weymouth town centre but 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 [...]
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 [...]
The Central beach at Swanage is a great family beach set within a Victorian town with a pier. Swanage is a nice traditional family seaside resort whilst the beach is Read more [...]
Bournemouth beach is by the name located by the pier, an all round good family sandy beach with all levels of entertainment and facilities. Some good surfing by the pier Read more [...]
Church Ope Cove beach is a pebble beach with a small stream on the eastern side of Portland and as the tide goes out you have a number of rock Read more [...]
A sandy beach at the tip of Hengistbury Head. Swimmers, paddlers and watersports are segregated on designated areas between numbered groynes. The collection of 300 plus wooden beach chalets may 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 [...]
Highcliffe Castle beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by woods and Highcliffe Castle. Limited facilities: parking, toilets and cafe in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Note that the 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 [...]
Manor Steps beach is a sandy beach to the East of Boscombe Pier. Named after the zig-zag path and steps leading down from the cliff above. Facilities include lifeguard in summer months, Read more [...]