Dorset’s incredible coastline is one of its main attractions. There are several beaches that draw many visitors each year.
Lyme Regis is one of Dorset’s most popular beach destinations. Lyme Regis itself is an old and attractive medieval town with a distinctive harbor called the Cobb, which dates back to the 13th Century. The beaches here contain both pebbles and sand and provide great views of the coast. While you are in this area, you may also want to visit Lyme Regis Museum, which has many exhibits related to the region’s geology.
Hive Beach is a shingle beach near the village of Burton Bradstock. This beach provides amazing views of the East Devon Coast and Portland.
Swanage Beach is at the Eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. Aside from its clean water, the beach has a number of attractions and activities. Visitors can rent deck chairs, sun beds, kayaks and pedaloes. Another activity that Swanage is known for is scuba diving. Here you can find diver excursions and training programmes on a regular basis. Durdle Door beach is another beautiful beach which offers a magnificent view (see below).