Dorset Beaches: Bournemouth Pier and beach. Photo by Corin Messer, Bournemouth Daily Echo.

The Dorset coast is blessed with miles of beautiful, award-winning beaches.

Whether you're after clean, safe waters for your family, or you want breathtaking scenery for a walk along the coastline, Dorset offers the lot.

Dorset Beaches is the perfect opportunity to explore the shores from the comfort of your armchair as we give you a complete guide to all the area's beaches and their facilities from Highcliffe to Lyme Regis.

Kate Humble: help make Hengistbury Head 'barefoot friendly' - join me for big beach clean

Dorset Beaches: Kate Humble: help make Hengistbury Head 'barefoot friendly' - join me for big beach clean

12:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Picking up rubbish wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of fun. But Kate Humble is more than a little excited about the prospect of collecting litter.

Giant jellyfish washes up on Dorset beach as experts warn of possible invasion

Dorset Beaches: Jellyfish on Portland

11:34am Wednesday 7th May 2014

THE predicted hot weather for the UK could bring an influx of giant jellyfish into the seas and beaches around the coasts.

Enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence after bathing water is praised

Dorset Beaches: VISTA: Sunseekers on Bournemouth Beach

10:49am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DORSET beach-goers can enjoy a dip in the sea with confidence this summer, after more of the area’s beach waters earned a recommendation in the annual Good Beach Guide.

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