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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!

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Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset


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With 7 miles of clean golden sand and a unique microclimate it's easy to see why Bournemouth Beach is often voted one of Britain's best.

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Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth, Dorset


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A spectacular natural landform at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with unique geology and inspiring panoramic views.

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Studland Bay

Studland, Near Swanage, Dorset


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Pack up your bucket and spade and head to Studland Bay for 4 miles of golden sand beach and gentle bathing waters.

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West Bay Beach

West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4HE


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Popularised in recent years by the TV series Broadchurch, West Bay Beach marks the start of Dorset's iconic Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site.

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Weymouth Beach

Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AN


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Tailor-made for families and, in particular, little ones, Weymouth Beach is famed for its powder-soft sand and safe, crystal clear waters.

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Sandbanks Beach

Banks Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7QQ


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A consecutive winner of the prestigious Blue Flag Award for over 30 years, this small peninsula is home to one of the best beaches in the country.

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Canford Cliffs Beach

Cliff Dr, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7HX


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Quieter than its popular neighbour Sandbanks Beach, and tucked between Branksome Chine and Flaghead Chine in Poole lies the tranquil, Blue Flag awarded Canford Cliffs.

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Chesil Cove Beach

Portland Beach Road, Portland, Dorset, DT4 9XE
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Chesil Cove is part of the Jurassic Coast and the southern extremity of Chesil Beach - an astonishing 18-mile long tombolo connecting the Isle of Portland to the mainland.

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Hengistbury Head Beach

Rolls Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4NA


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If your feet can handle the natural rock beach, Hengistbury makes a gorgeous, well-kept and hidden coastal walk, perfect for walking the dog or having a romantic stroll.

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Branksome Chine

Pinecliff Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6LP


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If a hidden jewel is more your cup of tea, just up from the busier beaches is Branksome Chine - a Blue Flag stretch of coast lined with aromatic pines and azure waters.

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Alum Chine Beach

Alum Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 8HS


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Award-winning Alum Chine is the ultimate Blue Flag Bournemouth beach. Sporting a paddling pool, a tropical garden and a large pirate-themed adventure playground, it's a haven for families.

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Coastal Holiday Parks in Dorset

Enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio

Sandford

All-weather Swimming

Have fun swimming, rain or shine, with the indoor and outdoor pools

Crazy Golf

Relax while the kids have fun at the outdoor treehouse adventure play

Crazy Golf

Enjoy a family game of crazy golf, making your way around the fun course

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Fishing on the lake at Warmwell

Warmwell

Let's Swim

Take the kids for a fun swim session in the indoor pool

Fishing Lakes

Enjoy a day of fishing on the park’s well-stocked fishing lakes

Hit the Slopes

Give skiing or snowboarding a try with the park’s very own all-weather ski slope

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The golden cliffs at West Bay

West Bay

Flume Adventure

Take a dip in the indoor pool or whizz down the fun flume

Beach Games

Enjoy picnics and family fun on the beach, just 200 metres from the park

Harbour Views

Relax with a coffee on the café deck as you gaze out across the harbour

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