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Scenic Seaside Holidays on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

Find some beautiful Jurassic Coast holiday cottages in the little seaside villages along Dorset’s 155km panoramic coast from Lyme Regis in the west to Old Harry’s Rocks near Swanage in the east. All of it is walkable on the glorious South West Coast Path. As a result of sea change and the Ice Age, this stretch of the south coast tells the story of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Jurassic Coast landscape around the Devon and Dorset coast is a wonderland for budding archaeologists or anyone interested in discovering fossils. It’s also a popular location for walking and seaside self-catering holidays on Dorset beaches such as Lyme Regis, Lulworth, Charmouth and Studland Bay.

A single-storey Dorset holiday cottage overlooks a large lawn surrounded by a wooden fence, trees and rose bushes.
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5

Situated amidst the splendour of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting amenities suitable for all ages, Court House Farmhouse is a large holiday cottage on the edge of the Dorset village of Whitchurch Canonicorum. This a child-friendly cottage with five bedrooms, a private hot tub, and a shared games barn.

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Stone-built, single storey barn conversion overlooking open countryside.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Willows is a one-bedroom Weymouth holiday cottage ideal for couples or solo travellers. It is set on our working farm in Dorset overlooking the Fleet Lagoon and the mighty Jurassic Coastline. It is also ideal for walkers, cyclists, and people who just want to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the Dorset countryside.

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A terrace with dining facilities lies in front of a long, 2-storey, contemporary house.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Welcome to Yarrow, your large Jurassic Coast holiday cottage in charming Charmouth. This Dorset coastal retreat is perfect for families or friends seeking a break in all seasons. Yarrow is more than just a holiday let; it's a stylishly presented home away from home. Our property has undergone extensive renovations and extensions, ensuring your stay is nothing short of exceptional.

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Exterior and front garden of a stone-built Dorset holiday cottage with outdoor dining furniture on its terrace.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Chideock Cottage is a well-equipped holiday cottage which is available all-year-round. Situated in the village of Chideock with stunning views of the hills and just a 20 minute walk to the beach at Seatown. There is a lovely foodie pub just over the road, too!

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A semi-detached chalet bungalow with French Windows onto a patio with steps down to a flower-lined lawn.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Cuckoo Cottage is a luxurious romantic cottage in Bridport, Dorset, boasting open-plan living spaces and a delightful garden with a patio which catches the sea breeze and the views of the surrounding region. The sophisticated coastal cottage offers urban chic, light, airy spaces and elegance.

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Exterior of a modern detached house with covered balcony.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

Discover the charm of Cobblestones, a two-bedroom holiday cottage in Lyme Regis. Centrally located, it offers easy access to the seafront, shops, and attractions. Enjoy comfort in the well-equipped kitchen, lounge with a flat-screen TV, and a conservatory with patio access. The property features a spacious garden with coastal views. Parking is available. It is ideal for self-catering holidays in Lyme Regis, providing a perfect base to explore the UNESCO Jurassic Coast and the town’s vibrant festivals. For further information or booking, use the ‘Visit Website’ or ‘View Availability’ buttons when viewing our main page.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Seaspray is the perfect Dorset coastal destination for walkers, families and beach lovers! Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the pretty village of Eype. The beach at Eype welcomes dogs all year round, and the property is dog-friendly.

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Exterior of a contemporary house with  a built-iin garage, smal front garden and a palm treein Weymouth
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Sea Pebbles is a beautifully presented house only a few steps away from the front door to breathtaking sea views and the coastal path in Weymouth. Whatever you decide to do on your Dorset holiday, Sea Pebbles offers the perfect base from which to explore the Jurassic coast.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Escape to the idyllic Duck Street Cottage, a charming hideaway nestled in the heart of Dorset. Perfect for couples or friends, this cosy cottage boasts a traditional inglenook fireplace, providing the perfect setting to unwind after an exciting day of exploration. Nestled in Symondsbury Village, you'll be perfectly placed to explore the village's delightful artisan shops, café and pub, all within a short walk from your doorstep. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the quintessential British countryside charm of Duck Street Cottage.

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From Lulworth to Lyme Regis: A 155km-long Beauty Spot

Located on the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove is full of amazing sites, from Durdle Door, a striking cliff formation, to Lulworth Crumble, which is well worth a visit. Little Jurassic coastal villages such as Charmouth, Beer, Budleigh Salterton, Kimmeridge and Swanage offer enough day-trip delights to fill a fortnight’s holiday in Jurassic Coast cottages on the East Devon or West Dorset coastline. Take a trip to the quaint seaside town of Lyme Regis and wander along The Cob, a massive harbour wall. Feel the sea wind in your hair as in the ‘French Lieutenant’s Woman all those years ago. 

Jurassic Coast holiday homes are popular for walking holidays mixing coast and countryside trails. To the East, the sea beneath the cliffs at Portland Island played host to Olympic sailors, while the cliffs have weathered the storms along the Channel for millions of years. The South West Coast Path, in particular, provides a stunning cliff-top view of the rocks and beaches below, with many a quaint tea room or pub in which to rest tired legs to be found along its route. Head inland a mile from the coast and discover a magical rural retreat or a farm cottage to book, surrounded by woods, fields and chuckling streams - yet still within easy reach for days on the beach.

 

Here are some more top places to visit on the Jurassic Coast:

  1. Lulworth Cove: A beautiful, horseshoe-shaped bay with clear turquoise waters, popular for swimming, snorkelling, and fossil hunting.

  2. Durdle Door: An iconic natural limestone arch and a must-see attraction on the Jurassic Coast.

  3. Chesil Beach: A pebble beach that stretches for 18 miles, with stunning views across the English Channel.

  4. Old Harry Rocks: A series of chalk stacks and cliffs near Swanage, with incredible views across the coast.

  5. Lyme Regis is a charming seaside town known for its fossils, beaches, and historic architecture.

  6. Charmouth: A popular destination for fossil hunting, with regular guided walks and a museum showcasing some of the area’s prehistoric finds.

  7. Beer: A picturesque fishing village with a sheltered bay surrounded by white cliffs and a selection of cafes, pubs and galleries.

  8. Studland Bay: A beautiful sandy beach part of the National Trust, with views across the bay to the Isle of Wight.

  9. Portland Bill is a dramatic headland on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Portland, known for its lighthouse and stunning views.

  10. Swanage: A traditional seaside town with a sandy beach, a pier, and a historic steam railway along the coast.

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