Cottages by the sea in Dorset

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

The Linhay is a 1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £363

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom 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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £363

The Dairy is a 1 bedroom cottage close to the Jurassic Coast, near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £385

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom cottage close to 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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £385

The Chalet on the Beach is a Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £509

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 verandah with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous...

  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £509

Halcyon Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £677

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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £677

Woodville Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly home near the beach in Lyme Regis.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Wed

7 nights from £725

Woodville Cottage

5151

3 bedroom, dog friendly home near the beach in Lyme Regis.


Woodville Cottage is a pretty and charming property, an annexe to a Grade II Listed Georgian building. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the elegant seaside town of Lyme Re...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Wed

7 nights from £725

The Parlour is a 2 bedroom cottage with views of Golden Cap near Bridport, Dorset
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £546

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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £546

Quince Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £598

Quince Cottage

5190

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


With the World Heritage Jurassic Coast within one mile's walk, Quince Cottage is a welcoming home in the pretty West Dorset village of Chideock. This charming home is the perfect l...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £598

Sandy Days is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Christchurch.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £781

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 holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the plantation shutters e...

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

7 nights from £781

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Sunnyholme is a 4 bedroom house near the beach in Studland, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £805

Sunnyholme

1460

4 bedroom house near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning National Landscape between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme is an extremely spacious det...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £805

Cobb Cottage is a 4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1133

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 £1133

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