Best Coastal Towns in Dorset Best Coastal Towns & Villages in Dorset Lyme Regis Lyme Regis is an unspoiled seaside resort full of creative culture and history. Swanage The fun family resort of Swanage is ideal for relaxing breaks, walking, and cycling. Poole A bustling tourist resort with blue flag beaches, beautiful quayside, and historic town. Christchurch Featuring great beaches, a natural harbour, and the historic Priory Church. West Bay The gateway to the Jurassic Coast, and a popular family seaside holiday destination. Weymouth A coastal town with beautiful scenery, and activities for every age.