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Overcombe beach, Dorset. Copyright image.
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Situated about two miles northeast of Weymouth, between Preston beach (Lodmoor) and Bowleaze Cove lies Overcombe Beach.

A southeast-facing shingle beach with some sand, it is usually less crowded than Weymouth's main beach and is a favourite with watersports enthusiasts such as canoeists, kite surfers and windsurfers.

There is limited pay and display parking at the beach, with further parking over the road and at nearby Lodmoor country park to the southwest.

Facilities include food, toilets, disabled toilets, shops and litter bins.

There are some great walks along the South West Coast Path, east over Redcliff Point to Osmington Mills and Ringstead Bay or southwest to Wemouth and the Isle of Portland.


 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Seasonal dog ban




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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