Local Beaches

There are dozens of Beaches within 30 minutes of “The Dorset Resort.” Please enquire in Main Office for further details. Beaches include:

Weymouth (30 mins) – Blue Flag Beach
Renowned for its clean, sandy beaches and some of the safest bathing in the country. There are countless other attractions including a two mile esplanade, attractive gardens, shops, restaurants and a pretty harbour. You can rent pedal boats, deck chairs and play crazy golf.
Lulworth Cove (15 mins)
Probably one of the most popular and most photographed beaches in England. Lulworth is a pebble beach with fantastic rock pools for crabbing and a fresh water stream runs through the village and into the Cove. Sailing boats moor in the Cove all year round and boat trips around the Bay are also available.
Poole Harbour (20 mins)
Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world – Sydney, Australia, being the largest. All types of boats and windsurfers make the area a ‘boaters’ paradise. Sunseeker Yachts are based at Poole and £5 million yachts are a common sight! Brownsea Island is the largest of five islands in the harbour and is well worth a visit. There ismuch to do in Poole with its quayside, sandy beaches, picturesque gardens, restaurants, real ale pubs and much more besides.
Studland Beach (20 mins)
This beach stretches for over 3 miles – from South Haven Point to Old Harry Rocks. The heathland behind this sandy beach is a national Nature Reserve – a haven for many rare birds and other wildlife. There is a Shop and Public Toilets on the beach and is an ideal area for walking, picnics or just lazing in the sun. There are also fabulous views of Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight. The chain link Ferry runs between Studland and Sandbanks (Poole).
Sandbanks (Poole) (25 mins)
This sandy beach is yet another ‘family friendly’ beach, slowly and gradually sloping away, ensuring that it is safe for even the smallest children.There are many activities for people of all ages from children’s amusements, crazy golf, windsurfing, sail and paddle boats. There is a ‘swimmers only’ zone with ‘on duty’ Lifeguards to make this a very safe beach for children and adults alike.
Swanage (20 mins)
The beach at Swanage with its gently shelving sandy shore and clear blue water has won the European Blue Flag Award on many occasions. There are miles of glorious sandy beaches with so many things to do and see. The Town of Swanage is only yards from some of the beaches. You can combine shopping with sun bathing and sailing to enjoying a gourmet lunch. The children will love the paddling and crabbing pools and the numerous other attractions. This beautiful Victorian Town is a ‘must’ on your places to visit.
Kimmeridge (20 mins)
Kimmeridge Bay is renowned for its picturesque beach and its fossil laden cliffs.The Bay is in the middle of the Jurassic Coastline of Dorset and is at the end of a small valley on the southern coast of the Purbecks.It is a ‘back to nature’ area with rocks and crab pools. There are Shops, Toilets and ample Parking in the village of Kimmeridge nearby.
Durdle Door (25 mins)
Durdle Door with its massive rock arch, is a world famous geological wonder. Set right in the Jurassic Coastline between Weymouth and Swanage, it is absolutely beautiful. There is a stunning sloping beach which is perfect for snorkling and swimming in the crystal clear waters and you can explore its many coves and exciting rock strata. People come from all over the world to visit this wonderful beach.