There’s plenty for you and your best friend to do in Dorset, and with our large selection of pet friendly cottages, there’s no need to leave them behind. We’ve put together a few dog friendly beaches and attractions for you below. When you’re finished, check out our list of pet friendly holiday cottages here.
Dog friendly beaches in Dorset (from west to east)
Dogs allowed all year:
- Eype Beach
- Cogden Beach, Burton Bradstock
- Abbotsbury (Chesil Bank and Fleet Lagoon)
- Weymouth – Greenhill Groyne to Overcombe and Bowleaze Cove and dog exercise area (by Pavilion)
- Ringstead Beach
- Durdle Door
- Man O’ War Beach
- Lulworth Cove
- Worbarrow Bay
Dogs are also allowed on the South West Coast Path all year round. See here for details.
Summertime and other restrictions:
- Charmouth – no dogs between 10am and 6pm during July and August.
- Lyme Regis main beach – between May 1 and September 30, no dogs up to the bridge at the end of the promenade after which dogs are allowed on leads westwards towards Lyme Regis.
- West Bay – no dogs between 1st May and 1st October except on a lead in the port area.
- Burton Bradstock – no dogs between May 1 and September 30, except on East Beach.
- West Bexington – allowed all year in restricted area.
- Weymouth – Greenhill Groyne to dog exercise area (main sandy beach) – no dogs from Good Friday until 1st November.
- Swanage – no dogs between 1st May and 1st October.
- Studland – dogs on leads between 1st May and 30th September.
No dogs all year
We hope you find this guide to dog friendly beaches in Dorset useful, but please note that these rules are subject to change. For further information see the Dorsetforyou website.
Dog friendly attractions in Dorset
Dogs are welcome in many places across Dorset including pubs! Many attractions also welcome dogs on leads:
Click on each area for the dog-friendly attractions:
We make every effort to ensure these details are up to date, however, they are subject to change and always worth checking with each beach and attraction before taking your dog.
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