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Dorset Beach Guide

Dorset’s coastline comes with some very impressive credentials!  The Jurassic Coast - the only natural UNESCO World Heritage site in England - encompasses most of the coastline, as does to the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  

The rocks in the cliffs along the coast tell the story of 185 million years of Earth’s history and fossil hunting has been a popular activity here for over 200 years with collectors finds contributing to our understanding of both prehistoric life and geology.  Mary Anning, from Lyme Regis, was a well-known fossil hunter in the early 1800’s and her discoveries influenced Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and changed scientific thinking.  

The coastline has famous natural landmarks such as Durdle Door (a limestone sea arch), Old Harry Rocks (chalk stacks and stumps), picturesque  Lulworth Cove and the most unusual Chesil Beach.  Chesil is a massive shingle structure - 17 miles long, up to 15m high and 200m wide.  However, as fascinating and beautiful as these landforms are, if you’re looking for Dorset beach huts, you’ll have to head elsewhere!  

There are many traditional seaside resorts to choose from including Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Swanage, Christchurch … and of course there’s glorious Pool Bay with the resorts of Bournemouth, Boscombe and Southbourne.  The beaches are predominantly golden sand and traditional activities such as Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides and sitting in deckchairs eating ice-creams all add to the fun. 

If you want more exclusivity, then head for stunning Sandbanks.  You need to be a millionaire to buy a house here, but beach hut hire is affordable to all!  

PROS

  • Great opportunities for fossil hunting - particularly at Charmouth and Lyme Regis
  • Award winning family beaches

CONS

  • Dogs not always permitted (or must be on a lead) - check before you go

Reviews for Dorset

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Perfect location by the dog beach and very well equipped with everything you need. Close to toilets, cafe and tap. Immaculate inside and lots of extra little touches. Had a fantastic week.

(Review Of Time and Tide (NO. 167)) Time and Tide (NO. 167)

Jane replied to enquiry quite quickly. The hut was exactly as advertised. Myself and my family had a lovely week. Everything you need is there. Highly recommended to all my friends and family

(Review Of 166) 166

Lovely beach hut with everything you need in a very good position , just down from Boscombe pier. Will definitely recommend and will book it next year . Owners were prompt and helpful when booking. No key to pick up which is good and free parking on cliff top

(Review Of 472F) 472F

Great location on the royal parade , private , wonderful views, beach hut is well equipped close to car park . Rob the owner is very friendly made the renting process very simple , highly recommended two great days thank you rob

(Review Of 26) 26

Lovely hut in ideal location. Has all you need, and in good condition. Would recommend, very helpful owner. We had a brilliant day, perfect setting !!

(Review Of 407) 407

Beach hut was exactly as described and Rob was very friendly and helpful. Lovely position overlooking the beach, which is particularly safe as the life guards station is positioned very close by. Would not hesitate to book again.

(Review Of 26) 26

Wonderfully equipped hut, in a beautiful location with excellent local facilities. Very quick response from owners, who gave good information about the booking process. The hut is in great condition. Would highly recommend booking this hut! I'll be booking again soon!

(Review Of Groyne View (NO. 289)) Groyne View (NO. 289)

An extremely good hire.... Hut was in brilliant condition and had most things we needed for the day. Quite small but perfect for storing bags in and brilliant for changing in. Owner was absolutely brilliant at responding and gave us all the information and advice we needed. Would truly recommend this hut! Thankyou!

(Review Of 66) 66

Beautiful Little hut, great spot with excellent views! The hut had everything from plates, cups and beach chairs A great base, especially with little ones. Highly recommend and will be definitely using again. Owners messaged with quick response to my last minute booking.

(Review Of 361) 361
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