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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.

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 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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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Situated on a beautiful farm overlooking the Jurassic Coast in West Dorset, The Swallows is one of seven-holiday cottages at Character Farm Cottages near Weymouth. 4-star rated by Visit England, it comfortably sleeps four. It is exceptionally well-appointed and open throughout the year. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

One of a group of Grade II-listed holiday homes tastefully restored in the peaceful hamlet of Coombe Keynes, Dorset, Odd Nod Cottage is a picturesque thatched coastal cottage amidst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with three first-floor bedrooms and a large lawned garden.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Brambles is a single-bedroom holiday cottage in Dorset, ideal for couples or lone travellers. It is situated between the seaside town of Weymouth and Abbotsbury, famous for its swans. It is set in stunning farmland which overlooks the Dorset Coast and the Chesil Beach. Fantastic walks straight from the door of the cottage.

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A Weymouth apartment deck with a table laid for breakfast.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Discover the homely comforts of The Seafoal, a Lyme Regis holiday apartment, perfect for a seaside retreat for two. Enjoy breathtaking sea views, a private roof terrace, and a king-size bed. This contemporary haven, nestled behind Lyme’s main high street, offers a prime location with onsite parking. Immerse yourself in comfort with a well-equipped kitchen, smart TV, and Juliet balcony. Explore Lyme Regis’s charm, beaches, and iconic landmarks from this exclusive second-floor escape. Experience the best of the coast at The Seafoal – your ideal seaside apartment.

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5
Bedrooms
3

The Old Post Office sleeps five over three bedrooms. It is conveniently located in the heart of Symondsbury Village with access to plenty of countryside walks and near the market town of Bridport and the Jurassic coast. Dogs welcome.

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2-storey exterior of a stone-built, large Dorset holiday cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Explore West Perry Hay, a charming Jurassic Coast holiday let located on the edge of North Chideock village. This spacious, stylish, and well-appointed semi-detached property is surrounded by countryside. It's perfect for family getaways with a multi-game table, a grand kitchen, and three cosy bedrooms. Enjoy alfresco breakfasts with farm views on the large lawned area. It is ideally situated to discover the Jurassic Coast's scenic wonders. This seaside holiday home in Dorset is your gateway to a delightful coast and countryside retreat. Click for a fuller description and book your escape.

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Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

Greenwich Cottage is a stylish, home-from-home character cottage in the West Dorset village of Chideock on the Jurassic Coast. It sleeps up to 3 and is perfect for a romantic or small family getaway within walking distance to 3 excellent pubs and the beach at Seatown.

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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.

To view properties further afield, search this collection of Dorset Holiday Lets.