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Local Dorset Beaches

Local Dorset Beaches

The Dorset coast has miles of beautiful, award-winning beaches. Fantastic scenery for walks along the coastline and safe sandy beaches for the family. From Weymouth to Lyme Regis enjoy one of Dorset popular or more secluded beaches.

Eype Beach, Dorset

Eype Beach, Dorset

Eype – 1 ½ miles

National Trust. Quiet pebble steep shelving beach. Car Park on cliff, short walk down steps to beach. Dogs permitted.

Seatown, Dorset

Seatown, Dorset

Seatown – 1 ½ miles

Pebbles and shingle, steep shelving. Refreshment kiosk and Pub on beach. Car Park.

West Bay, Dorset

West Bay, Dorset

West Bay – 2 miles

Shingle, sand and pebbles. Steep shelving. Bridport’s Harbour. Coastguard. Life guard in the summer. Cafes, kiosks, restaurants, pubs, toilets, car park. Fishing, tackle shops, and fishing trips.

Charmouth Beach & Golden Cap, Dorset

Charmouth Beach & Golden Cap, Dorset

Charmouth – 4 miles

National Trust. Heritage Centre/fossil walks/ fossil shop. Pebble beach with sand and warm pools when tide is out. Car Parks short walk from beach. Dogs permitted.

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis – 7 miles

Pebble and sandy beaches. Harbour and slipway. Lifeboat station. Boat trips/fishing and coastguard. Front beach sandy and flat. Monmouth beach shelves. Seasonal activities for the kids. Fossil walks/museum/fossil shops.

Burton Bradstock Beach, Dorset

Burton Bradstock Beach, Dorset

Burton Bradstock – 3 miles

National Trust. Steep shelving beach, fine shingle beach. Excellent beach café. NT Car Park. Toilets.

Cogden Beach, Dorset

Cogden Beach, Dorset

Cogden – 4 miles

National Trust. Steep shelving shingle beach. Car Park. Beach access is a few hundred yards from car park across rough track. Dogs permitted, good flat walks.

West Bexington, Dorset

West Bexington, Dorset

West Bexington – 8 miles

National Trust. Shelving shingle beach. Toilets. Café. Dogs permitted.

Abbotsbury Beach, Dorset

Abbotsbury Beach, Dorset

Abbotsbury – 7 miles

Shelving pebble and shingle beach. Car Park. Toilets. Services and refreshments in village I mile from beach. Dogs permitted.

Weymouth Beach, Dorset

Weymouth Beach, Dorset

Weymouth – 18 miles

Lovely sandy beach, best sand for making sand castles! Shallow water, good for little ones. Car parks. Food kiosks and cafes. Lost children & First Aid Centre and Lifeguard in season. Activities for the children, Punch and Judy, donkey rides. Fishing trips/shops.

Photo Credits
Top photo – Doug Chalk, Aperture Photographics, Eype – joccay, Westbay – ell-r-brown, Charmouth – flickr, Burton Bradstock – peterpearson, Cogden – flickr, West Bexington – dorsetforyou, Abbotsbury – vertigogen