Beach Camping in Dorset

Dorset is a fantastic destination to take a summer beach holiday or break with the family.

Dorset is famous, among many other things, for its dramatic Jurassic coastline featuring natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. This part of Dorset is a magnificent stretch of 200 million year old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its outstanding geological make-up.

The Camping and Caravanning Club has 3 coastal campsites located in Dorset with varying distances to the beach. Discover the delights of Dorset such as the famous Jurrassic Cliffs, partake in stunning coastal walks or get active with many water sports activities from the range of beaches Dorset has to offer.

Below is information on our coastal campsites in Dorset and some of the popular beaches in and around the campsites. We also include some basic information about the beaches themselves and you can find out a lot more about each beach by following the links.

 

Quick Links - Beaches near Charmouth - Beaches near Corfe Castle - Beaches near Verwood

Beaches near Charmouth Club Campsite

The Beaches

Dorset Beach 1There are 6 beaches in and around Charmouth, Dorset. You can take in the world famous Jurrassic Cliffs and maybe find some fossils at Cobb beach, or head to Seatown for a spot of shore fishing.

Discover the delights of Dorset with a coastal walk at Church Beach or watersport activities at West Bay. If you’re looking for tranquillity Hive Beach is the place to go, but if you are bringing your dog with you on holiday then head to Ringstead Bay.

You can find out full descriptions of the beaches in and around Charmouth by using the links in the table below.

Beach Name Dog friendly (all year) Suitable Disabled Access Toilets Nearby Car Park Drive from Club Site (minutes) Full Listing
Lyme Regis - Cobb
Green Tick
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11 Beach CTA
Seatown
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13 Beach CTA
West Bay 
green tick
Tick Tick 20 Beach CTA
Lyme Regis - Church Beach
Tick green tick
Tick 12 Beach CTA
Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock
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21 Beach CTA
Ringstead Bay green tick
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Tick Tick 27 Beach CTA

About Charmouth Club Campsite

Charmouth

The sandy beaches of Charmouth make this a popular family site.

Our pretty Charmouth Club campsite is perfectly located for exploring Dorset’s stunning Jurrasic coast and many popular resorts including Lyme Regis and Beer to the west and West Bay and Weymouth to the east. Surrounded by rolling hills, this well-maintained campsite offers spacious pitches in small clusters bordered by trees and bushes.

Search and Book our Campsite at Charmouth

Beaches near Corfe Castle Club Campsite

Dorset Beach 2There are 7 beaches in and around Corfe Castle, Dorset. Harbour Lake offers the perfect place to relax while Knoll Beach boasts impressive sand dunes and is part of the Studland National Nature Reserve.

Shell Bay Beach is an attractive and popular sand beach close to Poole Harbour and if you are into nature and wildlife you will find plenty to do here. Swanage Central Beach offers access to natural beauty and picturesque scenery.

If you want to explore the rock pools then head to Lulworth Cove or if you want to take your dog on a beautiful coastal walk then Durdle Door will be the beach for you.

Beach Name Dog friendly (all year) Suitable Disabled Access Toilets Nearby Car Park Minutes drive from Club Site Full Listing
Harbour Lake green tick
Tick Tick Tick 18 Beach CTA
Studland - Knoll Guide dogs only Tick Tick Tick 16 Beach CTA
Studland - Shell Dogs must be on a lead at all times Tick Tick Tick 16 Beach CTA
Swanage Central
Tick Tick Tick 17 Beach CTA
Lulworth Cove green tick
Tick Tick Tick 27 Beach CTA
Durdle Door - East green tick


Tick 28 Beach CTA
Durdle Door - West green tick


Tick 28 Beach CTA

About Corfe Castle Club Campsite

Corfe castleThe Purbeck Hills, award winning beaches and a castle make this a popular family site.

Corfe Castle is a well sheltered site offering campers some great on site facilities. There is a children's play area as well as a family shower room and a mother and baby room on site. 

There is also a drying room and washing machines on site and dishwashing facilitie.

Our family-friendly campsite offers a mix of hardstanding and grass pitches.

Search and Book our campsite at Corfe Castle

Beaches near Verwood Club Campsite

The Beaches

Dorset Beach 3There are 3 beaches in and around Verwood, Dorset.

Hire a pedalo and partake in a whole host of water sport activities at Bournemouth’s Southbourne Beach or if you’re looking for a traditional seaside resort with deck chair hire and a lively promenade for all the family, then take a trip to Avon Beach.

If you are heading to Christchurch in Dorset, one place to visit is the attractive sandy beach known as Christchurch - Friar's Cliff. There are great coastal walks to be enjoyed here, so you can look forward to taking in the beautiful scenery as you enjoy your walk.

Beach Name Dog friendly (all year) Suitable Disabled Access Toilets Nearby Car Park Minutes drive from Club Site Full Listing
Bournemouth - Southbourne Tick Tick Tick Tick 28 Beach CTA
Christchurch - Avon Beach
green tick
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Tick 33 Beach CTA
Christchurch - Friar's Cliff
Tick Tick Tick 33 Beach CTA

About Verwood Club Campsite

Verwood Campsite

The seaside resorts of the south coast and the beautiful New Forest are all within easy reach of our Verwood Club campsite.

Situated around seven miles west of the New Forest, Verwood offers a tranquil setting to camp. The campsite offers a mix of hardstanding and grass pitches and newly refurbished facilities. For younger campers there is a play area and a games room.

Search and book our campsite at Verwood

Dog friendly Beaches in Dorset

Whilst we only list which beaches accept dogs throughout the whole year, some beaches do allow dogs at certain times. Visit Dorset has created a page about dog friendly beaches.