Beaches along the Jurassic Coast

Eype Beach

Less well-known than some of the beaches found along the Jurassic Coast, Eype Beach offers peaceful seclusion away from the more popular beaches located at Lyme Regis and West Bay. Eype Beach provides a haven for dog walkers and is open to dogs all year round.

West Bay

The impressive Sand Stone cliffs popularised by the TV series Broadchurch and Harbour Lights make this a popular destination. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and kiosks serving excellent food. No dogs are allowed on the beach between 1st of May and 1st of October.

Seatown Beach

Situated 2.5 miles west of Golden Acre, Seatown sits beneath Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast at 191 metres. The beach offers great fishing, swimming and views. The Anchor has a large outdoor seating area and you can even find pizza to eat on the beach.

Burton Bradstock

Home to the Hive Beach Cafe, this is another bustling beach set beneath the infamous yellow sandstone cliffs.

Dogs are welcome on Hive Beach all year round. However, there is a restriction applying from June 1st – 30th September to the centre part of the beach from the cliffs to The Beach House.


Home to the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre with an amazing fossil collection. You can also take guided fossil hunting walks that are a great day out on the Jurassic Coast.

Durdle Door

45 minutes drive away from the park near Purbeck is the world-famous Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch formed over millions of years by erosion of the rock by the sea. It is adjoined by a lovely pebble beach and no visit to the Jurassic Coast is complete without going down to get a photo in front of it.


A scenic walk away from Durdle Door is Lulworth Cove, another of Dorset’s natural wonders. The horseshoe-shaped cove is a great place to go swimming or kayaking, and the town of Lulworth itself is a great place to explore, stop for a bite to eat, and pick up souvenirs.