Dog Friendly Beaches

The Jurassic Coast is the perfect location to explore with your canine companion. There are plenty of dog friendly beaches you can use, whatever the time of year. See the list below for seasonal restrictions. Dogs are allowed on the entire South West Coast Path and there many stunning coastal walks you can enjoy together. Be sure to look after your dog’s safety, especially near cliff edges.

Bridport Area

Burton Bradstock
Burton Bradstock Beach-no dogs between 1 May and 30 September, except on East Beach.

Cogden Beach, Burton Bradstock
Dogs welcome at all times

Eype Beach
Dogs welcome at all times

Seatown
No dogs at any time

West Bay
No dogs between 1st May and 1st October except in the port area where they must stay on a lead.

More information can be found on the West Dorset dog warden page.

Charmouth and Lyme Regis Area

Charmouth – East Beach
No dogs between 10am – 6pm during July and August

Charmouth – West Beach
No dogs between 1st May and 30th September, as far as the bridge at the end of the prom, from which point dogs are allowed on leads westwards towards Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis – Main Beach
Between 1st April and 31st October no dogs on Lyme Regis’s front beach and on dog leads for the rest of year.

Lyme Regis – Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach
Dogs welcome at all times.

East Devon Area

Dogs welcome from October to May.

Budleigh Salterton
No dogs between 1st May – 30th September.

Beer
No dogs between 1st May – 30th September.

Exmouth
No dogs between 1st May – 30th September.

Seaton
No dogs between 1st May – 30th September.

Sidmouth
No dogs between 1st May – 30th September.

You can download a map of the restricted areas here: East Devon Beaches Dog Restricitions

See an interactive map of restricted areas on the East Devon District Council website.

Purbeck Area

Archie at Durdle Door
Archie enjoying himself at Durdle Door

Durdle Door
Dogs welcome at all times

Kimmeridge
Dogs welcome at all times

Lulworth Cove
Dogs welcome at all times

Man O’ War Cove
Dogs welcome at all times

Studland
Dogs are welcome all year but from 1st May to 30th September they must be kept on a 2 meter lead on all beaches.

Swanage
No Dogs from 1 May to 30 September on the main beach, but dogs are welcome to use Monkey Beach which is located by the old stone quay, close to the pier.

Worbarrow Bay
Dogs welcome at all times

More information about facilities at Purbeck beaches.

Weymouth and Portland Area

Abbotsbury – Chesil Bank & Fleet Lagoon Nature Reserve
Dogs welcome at all times

Bowleaze Cove
Dogs welcome at all times

Church Ope Cove, Portland
Dogs welcome at all times

Ringstead
Dogs welcome at all times

West Bexington
Dogs welcome at all times within a restricted area

Weymouth
No dogs on main beach between Good Friday and 31 October. Dogs permitted all year round within an allocated dog exercise area at the Pavilion end of the beach. For more information and a map of restrictions in Weymouth town see the Weymouth Dog Owners Guide 2016.

Vets

Should your dog require medical attention whilst visiting the Jurassic Coast there are number of vets in Dorset that can offer emergency appointments.