Find information on walking your dogs and the locations of Dorset beaches.
You can browse beaches by area and get information on keeping safe on the beach.
Walking dogs on beaches
Many residents and visitors enjoy walking their dogs on Dorset's beautiful beaches, but please note that regulations apply on some beaches.
Beaches in Christchurch
Information on the beaches in Christchurch, including facilities, bathing water quality and restrictions to dog walking and horse riding.
Beaches in Purbeck
Purbeck has a variety of beaches. Studland and Swanage are more suited to families with soft sand and plenty of activities. Kimmeridge Bay, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Worbarrow Bay are more rugged and for those who want to get away from it all.
Beaches in West Dorset
Along the 25 miles of West Dorset Heritage Coastline there are a variety of beaches, whether you want to bathe, fish, dive, sail, walk - or simply admire the stunning views.
Beaches in Weymouth and Portland
Weymouth's fine Georgian seafront is an impressive backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand. The beach and esplanade, historic harbour, marina and nature reserve encircle the rejuvenated town centre combining the traditional and modern to create a very special place to visit - at any time of year.
Safety on Beaches
Some important beach safety tips to remember to ensure visitors remain unharmed.
Beach fishing in Dorset
Sea and shore angling are extremely popular right along the Dorset coast and chartered boats are increasingly in demand around the harbours of Christchurch, Poole, Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis.