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Holiday cottages in Dorset

Welcome to Dorset Coastal Cottages. We offer a fantastic collection of over 600 coastal self-catering holiday cottages perfectly positioned either in quaint, traditional villages within 10 miles of the Jurassic Coast, or in prime locations near the beach in one of our lovely seaside towns.

Immerse yourself in the past by visiting a wealth of historic castles; explore endless unspoilt countryside with 3000 miles of footpaths which weave amongst our holiday cottages; take the South West Coast Path which stretches from Poole to Lyme Regis or spend lazy days on the coast with the sand between your toes.

Our Dorset holiday cottages offer something for everyone: romantic getaways for couples, large cottages ideal for group get-togethers or thatched cottages offering quintessential charm. Take a look at our collections to get inspired:

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Sit back, relax and browse our collection of self-catering cottages by the sea and start planning your next coastal adventure in Dorset.

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Dog-friendly Dorset

Where will you and your canine friends spend the holiday? If you are heading to the Dorset coast with a pup or two in tow, you cannot miss out on a trip to the beach!

Splashing through the shallows, digging in the sand and running full-tilt, trying to catch the ball before another doggo gets there, that’s what beaches are for. After days spent with an excited and exhilarated dog running about the beach, head back to a cosy dog-friendly cottage to curl up together around the fire. To ensure you have an easy time away and don’t get caught up in the planning, we’ve gathered together a list of dog-friendly beaches along the Jurassic Coast where you and your canine companions can walk, run and play.

Those on our list include Eype, Cogden and the famed Lulworth Cove. See our full list of dog-friendly beaches in Dorset.

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Dog-friendly Dorset

The top ten things to do in Swanage

Set in the heart of the Purbeck Heritage Coast, this sought-after holiday destination is full to bursting with activities for families, couples and groups of friends on a trip to Dorset. We’ve narrowed down the huge selection on offer to our top ten things to do in Swanage, so take a look and see if you agree.

The landscape in this part of the country is breathtaking, making for excellent walking and rambling while the wildlife and birdlife are varied and draws visitors every year. Artists and water sports enthusiasts are drawn to the region where there are workshops that cater to visitors and those who want to try something new on their travels. And the dining in Dorset is exquisite, with relaxed beachside cafes, traditional pubs, alongside stylish and contemporary restaurants, there’s plenty on offer for evenings out in Swanage.

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The top ten things to do in Swanage

The ultimate guide to the Dorset coast

Stretching nearly 100 miles from the sandy beaches of Bournemouth to the East Devon border, the Dorset Coast is a continuous geological wonder, earning its title of the Jurassic Coast. 

With one of the most dramatic and inspiring stretches of coast found in the UK, it’s no wonder it attracts so many visitors. This, combined with award-winning attractions and beautiful towns and villages, make Dorset a highly desirable holiday destination. 

This useful guide is will act as a starting point for planning days out during your holiday in Dorset, whether you’re looking for a day out with the family, as a couple, or a dog-friendly day out that you can all enjoy. 

The ultimate guide to the Dorset coast

The best beaches in Dorset

Laying claim so some of the most beautiful beaches in the South West, the Jurassic Coast offers everything from incredible fossil beaches to swathes of beautiful sand backed by nature reserves and vibrant seaside resorts. 

Go fossil hunting in Charmouth, stop off at West Bay when you walk along the South West Coast Path, or enjoy a typical bucket and spade day on Weymouth beach. Whether you’re staying in Dorset as a family, couple or group of friends, a beach day, or two is an absolute must, and this guide to the beach beaches will help you find a day out on the Dorset coast that you’ll love. 

The best beaches in Dorset
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