Hi , for the first time in a good few years hubby and I will be able to holiday together next year and we love Dorset , is there a nice quiet place near or on a sandy beach with access to swimming in the sea. We don't mind self catering or b & b , a small quiet caravan site even , all the ones I've found look big and noisy. I just want somewhere we can enjoy the beach and coastal walks of the beautiful county.. thanks..
And Portland - again not full of hotels and commercialism. However, when we visited last year there was a lot of roadworks etc preparing for the Olympics so may be worth keeping in mind! I loved Portland - we only visited for a weekend for a Christening but it was beautiful! Good luck with your holiday
My brother lives in a small village called Loders which is near West Bay lovely an quiet there with a very good pub and B & Bs guest houses cottage in the village and others in the surrounding villages.