Can you swim West Bay Dorset?

The East side of the main West Bay Beach is considered safest to swim from, with the cliffs providing a stunning backdrop. The West Bay Wallow takes place in the Harbour every Boxing Day.

Is West Bexington beach Sandy?

The beach is a mixture of pebbles, sand and shingle, so I reckon it could be a good spot for building sandcastles! Just down the road is West Bexington Beach. This beach is excellent for walks and offers amazing views to both the East and the West.

Is Weymouth or Bournemouth beach better?

Weymouth also looks more central for exploring the Dorset coast in general, ie, the Jurassic coast to the west and Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove etc to the east. All that said, Bournemouth looks like it might be a better bet for a family holiday, with its bigger beach etc but self catering seems more expensive.

How far is Gillingham Dorset from the beach?

The distance between Gillingham and Jurassic Coast is 39 miles.

How long is West Bay beach?

The coast at West Bay forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site which stretches for 96 miles (154 km) and includes most of the Dorset coastline.

Is West Bay beach Open?

West Bay’s East Beach is now open.

Can you swim at West Bexington?

If you love the sea, but don’t like to move too far from your car to see it, then West Bexington may be just the place for you. It’s part of the Chesil, and so not a beach for swimming, but as the car park is practically on top of the shingle, you can often get a great view of the sea without even leaving your seat!

Are there toilets at West Bexington beach?

Pay and display parking and public toilets are available next to the beach. Dogs are allowed on West Bexington throughout the year, however there are restrictions on what sections you can access.

Is Poole nicer than Bournemouth?

Bournemouth is the better, prettier and more compact high street compared to Poole, with department stores, a big book shop and plenty of cafes along with way. If you’re a fan of vintage shops, try Christchurch Road in Pokesdown too.

Is Lulworth Cove a beach?

Lulworth Cove is a very sheltered pebble beach in a remarkable, horseshoe shaped cove, formed ten thousand years ago by erosion from the sea. There is ample parking, a cafe, toilets and boat trips in summer to Durdle Door and Mupe Bay.

Where are the best beaches to visit in Dorset?

Families will find plenty to enjoy at Alum Chine beach, which has a paddling pool and a pirate-themed playground built in homage to Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived in Bournemouth for some years. The beach guide has 64 beaches listed in Dorset.

Where are the borders of the county of Dorset?

Dorset shares its four borders with the counties of Devon which is to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. Use our map of Dorset above to discover the perfect location for your holiday in Dorset.

Where to go on holiday in West Dorset?

When on holiday in West Dorset, you will be treated to picturesque villages and great attractions including the Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Swannery and Children’s Farm. Popular towns in West Dorset include; Lyme Regis, Bridport, Charmouth, Portland and West Bay.

Where is the Jurassic Coast Path in Dorset?

The Jurassic coast path stretches 96 miles from the border of East Devon and West Dorset, all the way to Old Harry Rocks in East Dorset, near the town of Swanage. Due to this, South Dorset is the perfect holiday destination for fossil hunting, or simply to explore the fascinating history of the area.