It's the Easter break and, not only that, west Dorset can expect a heatwave over the bank holiday weekend.

As visitors and families flock to the area in their droves, we thought we'd share a few of the quieter spots:


This steep shelving, shingle beach occupies the lesser known stretch of the 18 mile Chesil Beach.

It has its own car park and is accessed from the coast road between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury.

Car parking is free for National Trust members with direct access to the beach via a footpath across a field.

Cogden Beach offers dazzling views east towards Portland and west towards the Golden Cap and Lyme Regis on a clear day.

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Eype Mouth

Just three miles from Bridport, it's an ideal spot for those seeking seaside seclusion.

The western end of this shelving shingle beach is strewn with boulders and it lies a quarter of a mile from the village of Lower Eype. There are views of West Bay to the east.

There is a car park with an honesty box and dogs are permitted year-round. Steps lead from the car park to the beach.

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The small coastal hamlet is less than a mile from the neighbouring village of Chideock, three miles to the west of West Bay. The shingle shelving beach is privately-owned and is a favourite amongst fishermen, and even fossil hunters. This little-known beach provides some incredible views of the coastline and sits within one of Dorset’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The beach can be found at the end of a meandering country lane running alongside the banks of the River Winniford that enters the sea at the beach itself. A small car park is provided a short walk from the beach, providing easy access for visitors of all ages.

While Seatown itself is very small with only a handful of cottages and a local holiday park, the beach provides plenty for visitors to enjoy.