Black spaniel on the beach

Dog-friendly beaches

Dorset is a dog-loving county and welcomes four-legged visitors to most beaches, cafes, pubs and restaurants. However, while a few beaches in and around…
People on Knoll Beach with old Harry Rocks in background

Knoll Beach

Knoll Beach is the largest and most well-known beach at Studland Bay. Popular with families and for water sports, with its…
Swanage Bay and view from Townsend Nature Reserve

Swanage Bay

Swanage is probably most well-known for its superb, sweeping sandy bay. Being sheltered and with relatively calm waters,…
Naturist beach

Naturist beach

Around 1km of Studland Bay has been set aside for naturism. It’s one of the UK’s most well-known official naturist spots and users must adhere…
Paddle boarder in the sea at Swanage Beach

Swanage Beach

Despite being one, long curved stretch of golden sand, the beach in Swanage has a different feel to it depending on where you are along it, meaning you can…