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Jurassic Coast dog-friendly beaches

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A guide to exploring the wonderful Jurassic Coast and the area’s beaches with your dog has put together by  Jurassic Coast Trust.

Dogs are allowed on the entire South West Coast Path with many beautiful coastal walks you can both enjoy.

Just remember to be careful near cliff edges.

The Jurassic Coast

Bridport Area

  • Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock Beach-no dogs between May 1 and September 30, 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 May 1 and October 1 except in the port area where they must stay on a lead.

Charmouth and Lyme Regis Area

  • Charmouth – East Beach

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

  • Charmouth – West Beach

No dogs between May 1 and September 30, 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 April 1 and October 31 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

  • Budleigh Salterton

Dogs are banned from the main beach from May 1 to September 30 but are welcome on the beach adjacent to the Lime Kiln car park in the east and at Steamer Steps to the west all year.

  • Beer

No dogs on west side of the beach between May 1 – September 30. The East beach has a “dogs on leads” policy but this is only as far as the last beach hut and down to the high tide line.

  • Exmouth

Dogs are allowed on the whole beach from September 30 to May 1. They are allowed on the last stretch of beach at the very end of Queens Drive all year round. There are lots of signposts to tell you which part it is.

  • Seaton

No dogs between May 1 – September 30 on the main beach (between Castle Hill and River Axe)

  • Sidmouth

Dogs are welcome all year on a small area at the east end of the beach but are not permitted on the main beach between the May 1 and the September 30.

Purbeck Area

Dogs welcome at all times

  • Kimmeridge

Dogs welcome at all times

Dogs welcome at all times

  • Man O’ War Cove

Dogs welcome at all times

  • Studland

Dogs are welcome all year but from May 1 to September 30 they must be kept on a two metre lead on all beaches.

  • Swanage

No Dogs from May 1 to September 30 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

Weymouth and Portland Area

  • Abbotsbury – Chesil Bank & Fleet Lagoon Nature Reserve

Dogs welcome at all times

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 Central

No dogs on main beach between Good Friday and October 31. Dogs permitted all year round within an allocated dog exercise area at the Pavilion end of the beach