Discover Dorset's Diverse Beaches

Just 88 miles long, you’d never guess Dorset’s coast could hold such a treasure trove of beaches – and that they’d all be so fabulously varied!

If you’re looking for a classic strip of pure sand, Bournemouth Beach is hard to beat. It’s regularly voted Britain’s best beach and its soft, clean sands come with all the traditional accompaniments – deck chairs, arcades and lots of brightly painted beach huts.

Equally stunning is the smooth, sandy shoreline at Weymouth, an elegant Georgian resort that’s overflowing with seaside nostalgia. Like many other resorts in Dorset, it’s also a hub for watersports.

Dorset’s coastline forms the bulk of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, a special location renowned for its dramatic landscapes and remarkable fossils. Visit Lyme Regis and Lulworth Cove’s shingle beaches to find your own or visit Durdle Door to witness one of the world’s most famous natural wonders!