Dorset has some great beaches. Here are a few of Country Child’s favourites.
Burton Bradstock, Dorset
Burton Bradstock is a wonderful beach for children, not too crowded with a great café and a car park within easy access off the shore. As you walk from the car park to the beach you pass the Hive Beach Café. It may look a bit beach shack the but the food is fantastic. Our slice of cake was so huge that we couldn’t finish it.
The sea was freezing but encased in wet suits my two small surfers spent ages jumping in the waves – roll on summer!
Studland Beach, near Swanage, Dorset.
A pretty sandy beach that is ideal for young children. The National Trust car park is a short but pretty walk from the beach. Check out Joe’s Café, a veggie kiosk that does great coffees, ice creams and sandwiches. They even leave a pile of plastic beach toys outside for children to use. Those with very young children might find the long walk up the little path to the loos a drawback. The more adventurous may consider walking to the nearby chalk stacks called Harry Rocks, home to cormorants and sand martins.
I went to Studland recently and we took a whole load of kids, left late in the day and pitched up in the designated bbq area at South Beach. I took a disposable barbeque and bags of sausages and buns. We cooked our own supper while the boys played cricket on the beach and the girls paddled in the sea. As the day was cooling down warm hot dogs were the ideal way to warm up.
Chesil Beach, near Weymouth
Enjoy a morning on the beach and then head up to the Crab House Cafe. It is quite rustic but delicious for those who love seafood.
Which is your favourite beach in Dorset? We’d love to hear from you in the comments box below.
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