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Midweek Breaks in Dorset

Self catering holiday homes in Dorset

Midweek Breaks in Dorset

February 13, 2019 by midweek

If a midweek break in Dorset is on your holiday getaway list this year then you have come to the right place.  There are a huge range of properties around the county available for self catering holidays.  Dorset has a fantastic mixture of places to visit including a stunning coastline.

If you are looking at Dorset for you your next self catering holiday we have a range of cosy cottages, quirky places to stay and dog friendly properties for you to enjoy.


Midweek breaks in Dorset – featured cottages….

Dog Friendly Cottages in Dorset

Taking your dog along for your midweek break is sometimes an essential part of your travel plans.  Many property owners offer dog friendly accommodation in Dorset, some may make a small extra charge to cover the extra cleaning – it always pays to check beforehand.  Please enquire with our property owners and see what they can do to make your holiday with your dog fantastic.  See our range of dog friendly cottages in Dorset….

Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches;


  • Bowleaze Cove
  • Chesil Beach
  • Church Ope Cove
  • Cogden
  • Durdle Door West
  • Durdle Door – East
  • Durley Chine Bournemouth
  • Eypemouth
  • Fishermans Walk Bournemouth
  • Gore Cove
  • Harbour Lake Poole
  • Harbour Rockley Sand Poole
  • Hengistbury West
  • Hive Beach (Burton Bradstock)
  • Monmouth Beach Lyme Regis
  • Mudeford Quay
  • Mudeford Sandbank
  • Ringstead Bay
  • Southbourne Bournemouth
  • St Gabriel’s Mouth
  • Steamer Point Christchurch
  • Studland – Knoll Beach
  • Studland – Shell Bay

Dorset beaches with restricted access for dogs;


  • Alum Chine Bournemouth
  • Avon Beach Christchurch
  • Boscombe Pier Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth Pier
  • Branksome Chine Poole
  • Canford Cliffs Poole
  • Castle Cove (Portland Harbour)
  • Charmouth West
  • Charmouth – East
  • Chesil Cove
  • Church Beach Lyme Regis
  • Cobb Lyme Regis
  • East Cliff Bournemouth
  • Friars Cliff Christchurch
  • Greenhill Weymouth
  • Hengistbury Head Bournemouth
  • Highcliffe
  • Highcliffe Castle Christchurch
  • Kimmeridge Bay
  • Lulworth Cove
  • Manor Steps Bournemouth
  • Overcombe
  • Preston Weymouth
  • Sandbanks Poole
  • Sandbanks Harbour Poole
  • Sandsfoot Castle (Portland Harbour)
  • Shore Road – Sandbanks Poole
  • South Swanage
  • Swanage
  • Swanage North
  • West Bay East
  • West Bay West
  • Weymouth
  • White Nothe

Dog friendly holiday cottage in DorsetDog Friendly Beaches in Dorset

Finding a dog friendly beach is essential if you are to enjoy unrestricted access to the sea and beach without the worry of ‘straying to the wrong area’.  You can see we have listed the beaches where you can happily roam for hours and enjoy splashing in the waves with your dog or just a lovely stroll.

Remember if you are going to a restricted beach to check if it is restricted by area, season or for some other reason.  Additionally, there can be local events that can affect whether you and your dog can be set free to roam the beach.

Here is an example taken from Bournemouth – Official Tourism Website.

Bournemouth Seafront welcomes responsible dog owners.

Between 1st May and 30th September, dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenades and paths at all times, and may only be exercised on the following signposted sections of beach:

Border with Poole to Groyne 3 (Alum Chine beach office)
Groynes 5 to 7 (Middle Chine to Durley Chine)
Groynes 32 to 41 (Fisherman’s Walk to Southbourne)
Groyne 45 to Hengistbury Head

Dog friendly beaches on Bournemouth Dorset map