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Beaches

Two children and a dog running along the beach

Find information about beaches along Dorset's coastline including dog walking and beach safety.

Walking dogs on beaches

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Many people enjoy walking their dogs on Dorset's beautiful beaches, but please note that regulations apply on some beaches.

Beaches in Christchurch

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Information on the beaches in Christchurch, including facilities, bathing water quality, dog walking and horse riding.

Beaches in Purbeck

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Studland and Swanage are sandy beaches ideal for families. Kimmeridge Bay, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Man O' War and Worbarrow Bay are more rugged.

Beaches in West Dorset

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Along the West Dorset Heritage Coastline there are a variety of beaches, where you can bathe, fish, dive, sail, walk - or simply admire the stunning views.

Beaches in Weymouth and Portland

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Weymouth's Georgian seafront is an impressive backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand.

Safety on beaches

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Some important beach safety tips to remember when you are at the beach, in the sea or if you go fossil hunting near coastal cliffs.
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