Branscombe is a well-maintained 2 mile long shingle beach which is popular with families. The many rock pools make it a perfect place for exploring with the little ones. There is a car park close to the beach, plus toilets, a small picnic area and a thatched licensed restaurant.
Seaton is a mile long beach consisting of shingle and sand. This south facing beach is popular with water sports such as sailing, diving, fishing and kayaking. The wide esplanade offers stunning views into Dorset and west to Beer Head.
Beer beach is a pebble beach sheltered by surrounding cliffs which makes it a natural suntrap. The beach is closely situated to the town, a traditional fishing town which is still very much an active fishing town today, with fishing boats and lobster pots dotted along the beach.
There are four main beaches in Lyme Regis. Back beach extends northwest towards the town of Charmouth and can be accessed from the North end of the promenade. Church Beach is in front of the rock armour that protects the promenade. It is sandy in some place with the River Lym flowing into the bay at this part of the beach. Town Beach is a pebble beach which is bordered by kiosks, takeaways, cafes and restaurants. Finally, Monmouth Beach is extends over a kilometre southwest from the Cobb wall. Bordering this beach are holiday chalets, beach huts, the bowling green and the council run car parks.
Sidmouth's beach is mainly pebble with sand at the western edge, which is known as Jacob's ladder. This part of the beach is especially popular with families, as at low tide there is a large expanse of damp sand and plenty of rock pools to explore.