Cottages by the sea in Dorset

A holiday cottage by the sea in Dorset affords a luxury view of the famous World Heritage site Jurassic Coast.Read more

Offering families the chance to enjoy the quintessential sea-side holiday, cottages in towns such as Lyme Regis, Weymouth and Swanage pack holidays full with traditional attractions – think Punch & Judy and donkey rides on the beach - as well as restaurants and shopping with a more modern vibe. Expect too, summer festivals, fun events and firework displays: perfect for entertaining all the family.

But it’s not all days out on the beach. Picturesque Lyme Regis boasts a rich maritime history: explore its maze-like streets and discover its illustrious connections to the novelist, Jane Austen. Swanage’s Victorian heritage equally offers visitors a glimpse into the area’s recent past.

However, it’s the draw of this coastline’s more ancient mysteries that bring hundreds to cottages along Dorset’s shoreline. The 95 miles of coast which forms The Jurassic Coast UNSECO World heritage site represents 185 million years of the Earth's History. Fossil hunters flock to Dorset’s iconic and dramatic coastal topography in the hope of unearthing some of the secrets of the past.

You don’t need to dig to discover Dorset’s appeal: the spectacular, world-famous stone arch at Durdle Door and the tranquil Lulworth Cove are all potential days out from a holiday cottage in Dorset.

The variety of Dorset’s coastline never ceases to amaze. If you tire of cliffs and coves, the 18 mile long shingle spit of Chesil Beach – a wildlife haven – and the quaint seaside villages of Easton Chiswell are ripe for exploration. 

We have 12 self catering cottages near the sea in Dorset

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom cottage near the Jurassic Coast near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French doors to its own enclosed outside space – the...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel c...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

The Chalet on the Beach

3351

Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £516

Pebbles

4681

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in West Bay, Dorset.


Situated a short stroll from the dramatic beauty of the Jurassic coastline and the charming harbour at West Bay, Pebbles is a fabulous base for your Dorset holiday. Close to the se...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £516

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £570

No 1 By The Sea

4965

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach near Weymouth, Dorset.


Just a short stroll from the sea, this super-stylish apartment is a gorgeous retreat with an added touch of luxury. Situated on the ground floor of a smart, modern apartment buildi...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £570

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £604

Halcyon Cottage

4693

2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.


Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lul...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £604

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  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £490

The Parlour

2662

2 bedroom cottage with views of Golden Cap near Bridport, Dorset


The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French doors opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three single...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £490

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £723

Sunnyholme

1460

4 bedroom house near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme is an extrem...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £723

We’re a Visit England Quality Accredited Agency for our high standards in holiday letting.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £806

Sandy Days

3215

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Christchurch.


Avon beach, Christchurch Harbour, the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast are all nearby to this recently renovated holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the pl...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £806

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1018

Cobb Cottage

3243

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade I...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1018

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