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Dog-friendly beaches

One of the main queries most people have when taking their dog with them on their walking holiday, is what beaches along the coast path are completely dog-friendly. Many beaches do place restrictions of dogs. So we have included below a list of just some of the beaches that are fully accepting of dogs, so that you can fully make the most of your holiday with your four-legged companion.


  • Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
  • St Gabriel's Mouth Beach, near Lyme Regis
  • Chesil Beach, between Portland and West Bay
  • Bowleaze Cove, Preston, Weymouth
  • Ringstead Bay Beach, Weymouth
  • Durdle Door West, West Lulworth
  • Rockley Sands Beach, Hamworthy, Poole
  • Harbour Lake Beach, Poole
  • Note: Although these are all dog-friendly beaches, dog-friendly accommodation in Dorset is particularly limited. For more information on dog-friendly walks, click here.