Lulworth Cove, Lulworth, Dorset

Beaches in Dorset

search cottages

Discover and visit some of the best beaches in Dorset by using this handy guide.

Dorset is home to numerous beaches, as well as encompassing much of the phenomenal Jurassic Coast, so you can expect incredible scenery as well as a wonderful day by the beach. Choose from our selection of wonderful Dorset beaches.

With nearly 100 miles of coastline to explore, Dorset is home to a range of wonderful beaches, catering to a variety of tastes. For glorious golden sand that’s perfect for sunbathing or building sandcastles with the little ones, try Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole beaches.

For spectacular scenery in the form of a dramatic backdrop, head to the iconic cliffs of West Bay, famously featured in ITV’s hit series Broadchurch or the renowned natural limestone arch that is instantly recognisable at Durdle Door Beach.

Enjoy safe swimming with the children in the calm waters and serene beauty of Lyme Regis and if you like the more daring activity, head to the expansive pebble beach at Chesil Cove, very popular with scuba divers looking to explore Dorset’s marine life.


Search by Location:

Hold tight whilst the map loads...

Search by name:

  • Swanage View Feature

    South Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    This white, sandy beach forms part of Studland Bay, backed by the stunning dunes of the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve.

    view more information
  • Swanage Beach

    BH19 1LB


    An idyllic beach surrounded by a sheltered bay in Swanage with a promenade, boat trips, and sandy shores.

    view more information
  • West Bay View Feature

    West Bay Beach Dorset

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    West Bay Beach rests along the coast of the Dorset AONB, and is split up into two shingle beaches, East and West.

    view more information

You May Also Like

Lulworth Cove, Lulworth, Dorset
Dorset Beaches
exeter directions
Getting Here
walks in North Yorkshire
Cornwall where to eat and drink
Eat And Drink
whats on
Durdle Door, Things to do in Dorset
Things To Do
Weymouth Harbour, Dorset
Places to Stay
activityarrow_downarrow_leftsmall-rightarrow-top-rightbikeguidescamerachild-friendlycircularclockCottagecrossdangerdestinationpindownloaddropdown-arrowemailFamilyfinish-flagflagfloraflowergroupHeartinfo-altdidyouknowInspirationlinearlocationmap-pinmapparkingpawphonerulersearchshare Facebook Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter YouTube ui-24px-glyph-2_grid-45popularsun-cloudtexturef-check-glyph-16toggleVideoWalkingwheelchair