One of the most-loved natural landmarks of Dorset and a highlight of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Durdle Door attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Nestled at the foot of the picturesque village of West Lulworth, Lulworth Cove is one of the most photographed beauty spots in Britain and an important geological area of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
The smaller of Durdle Door’s two beaches, Man O’ War Bay, is an enclosed cove, perfect for picnicking and wiling away the hours in a stunning setting.
If you love Studland’s beaches but would prefer a more local vibe head to South Beach.
Sometimes referred to as Tyneham Beach, this stretch of sand and pebble is most commonly known as Worbarrow Bay.
Dorset is a dog-loving county and welcomes four-legged visitors to most beaches, cafés, pubs and restaurants.
Knoll Beach is the largest and most well-known beach at Studland Bay.
If your idea of a dream day at the beach involves a wild and secluded bay where you can wile away the hours watching the odd passing boat and reading a good book, Chapman’s Pool is hard to beat.
Swanage is probably most well-known for its superb, sweeping sandy bay, which has been drawing visitors for generations.
You might discover this expanse of shingle and sand beach by chance on a visit to the abandoned village of Tyneham.
Around 1km of Studland Bay has been set aside for naturism. It’s one of the UK’s most well-known official naturist spots.
The jewel in Swanage’s crown is its beautiful beach that sweeps around the curve of its sheltered bay.