Top 10 Dorset Beaches

Here are The UK Beaches Guides top 10 Dorset beaches. Our rating is based on two factors: the amount each page is viewed and any reviews submitted.

1. Newtons Cove Beach, Weymouth

Newtons Cove Beach.Newtons Cove is a small cove with sand, shingle and rock pools. The beach is between Weymouth and Portland Harbour Portland Harbour and next to the Nothe Fort....

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2. Chesil Bank Beach, Weymouth

Chesil Bank Beach.Chesil Bank is not a beach to laze around playing in the sand. It is around 18 miles long shingle and pebbles separated from the mainland by the Fleet, a shallow tidal lagoon. This marks the southe...

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3. Southbourne Beach, Bournemouth

Southbourne Beach.Southbourne beach is a sandy beach with some shingle. The beach is popular with families.Like most Bournemouth beaches the seafront is backed by a steep cliff....

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4. Kimmeridge Bay Beach, Swanage

Kimmeridge Bay Beach.Kimmeridge Bay is part of the Jurassic Coast. This is not a sandy beach but a mixture of sand, pebbles, bolders and shale. Although not sandy it does offer swimming and excellent rock pools. Rocky ...

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5. Swanage Bay Beach, Swanage

Swanage Bay Beach.Swanage bay has a gentle shelving beach that runs the length of the town and is backed by a promenade lined with amusements and attractions. On a clear day it is possible to see all the way over to...

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6. Durley Chine Beach, Bournemouth

Durley Chine Beach.Durley Chine beach (west cliff) is a good family sandy beach. Water activities include sailing, windsurfing and canoeing and are zoned to allow for safe bathing....

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7. Branscombe Mouth Beach, Beer

Branscombe Mouth Beach.Branscombe village straggles along narrow roads down steep-sided valleys, terminating at a Branscombe Mouth beach. This shingle beach with rock pools forms part of the East Devon and Dorset Jurassi...

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8. Charmouth Beach, Lyme Regis

Charmouth Beach.Charmouth beach is a sand (low tide) and shingle beach that stretches for two miles with rock pools. Charmouth beach is an excellent place to search for fossils. To the west of Charmouth is...

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9. Highcliffe Castle Beach, Christchurch

Highcliffe Castle Beach.Highcliffe Castle beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by woods ans Highcliffe Castle....

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10. Branksome Chine Beach, Poole

Branksome Chine Beach.Branksome Chine beach  is a sandy beach very popular with watersports....

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Blue Flag Beaches

In addition to this list of our top Dorset beaches, Dorset has 10 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.


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