Dorset Beaches & Coast

Dorset coast and beaches

Dorset is in the South West of England on the English Channel coast and is famous for the amazing stretches of fine, sandy beaches and varied shorelines that yield up such treasures as the Jurassic Coast!

There are wide chalk downs here as well as low valleys and beautiful coves and islands. Ports at Portland, Poole and Weymouth as well as an international airport, make it easy to reach and there is a wide variety of accommodation to suit every budget.

There are many historic houses, theatres, art galleries, shopping towns, festivals and events and 185 million years of earth's history in the ninety five miles of coastline making up the Jurassic Coast - a great spot for fossil hunting and beach combing!

If you love walking, Dorset is for you. In fact, cyclists, hikers, climbers, holiday makers, travellers, students, kite flyers, peace seekers, windsurfers, anglers, golf enthusiasts and horse riders rate Dorset as one the United Kingdom's best holiday spots!

Attractions in this area include:

Interactive map of Dorset: explore and research the Dorset coastline - looking at beaches, things to do, places to stay, eat and visit.

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Popular Dorset Seaside Towns


Dorset Beach List

We have 55 beaches in our Dorset beach list.

Popular Dorset Things To Do


Some accommodation options available in Dorset


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