Dorset is blessed with a fantasic coastline, with a mixture of traditional bucket and spade beaches, and awe inspiring coastal paths with plunging cliff lines.
Weymouth Beach (25 mins)
Traditional Victorian Seaside resort with long sandy beach, donkey rides and various beach activities. A busy beach within walking distance of the town. Excellent swimming.
Weymouth Town Harbour (25 mins)
Very pretty old harbour from where boat trips can be booked and much more.
Ringstead Beach (25 mins)
Quieter beach than Weymouth, less sand but more relaxing and good swimming for experienced swimmers.
Pretty harbour and very pebbly beach. Burton Bradstock just to the east better with excellent beach café.
Jurassic Coastline from Portland to Sidmouth
Beautiful coastline with several beaches and good coastal walks (not all too hilly!).