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Bowleaze Cove

Bowleaze Cove beach, Dorset. Copyright image.
Copyright © JonCombe

Bowleaze Cove lies at the eastern end of Weymouth Bay near the village of Overcombe and just to the northeast of Furzy Cliff.

South-facing, the coarse shingle and pebble beach has some patches of sand. Overlooked by the Waterside Holiday Park, Bowleaze Cove has excellent facilities. The beach is popular with families. The small River Jordan empties onto the beach and is often full of youngsters.

As you head east along the beach it tends to be more rocky. Rock pools are another distraction for the young ones. The Cove is great for swimming and watersports. It is also the only beach in Weymouth where jet skis are permitted.

Bowleaze Cove has its own amusement park, as well as a gift shop, café and fish and chip shop, all sited close to the shore.

The short pier on the western side of the beach is a great spot for fishing and offers fine views south towards Portland.


 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly




OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lulworth, Poundbury, Dorchester and Bere Regis.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Dorchester, Weymouth, Bere Regis and Wareham.

Nearby Attractions




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