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The Countryman Inn
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"Staff were very friendly and courteous - accommdation was very comfortable and the Breakfast was excellent being plentiful and prepared to a very high standard."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

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Beach Hotels in Dorchester

Known for its historical sites and countryside, Dorchester offers a lot for the traveller planning a vacation. Choose a great spot to stay near local attractions, such as Roman Town House, on Expedia, where you can pick from a wide selection of beach hotels and other types of accommodation options all in one place. Seeking specific amenities? We make it simple to find accommodation options with the free WiFi, hot tub or in-room kitchen you're looking for. Searching for a hotel on the beach or right by the airport? We'll show you the top accommodation options that meet your needs. After you've chosen the best one for you, simply follow our streamlined booking process and reserve a room for your upcoming holiday.

Planning Your Trip to Dorchester

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: July, June, May and April, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, February, December and January, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Dorchester

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Weymouth Beach or Chesil Beach for some relaxation by the water. Discover the area's historical sites and countryside, and make time for local attractions like Roman Town House and The Keep Military Museum. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Tutankhamun: The Exhibition or Dorset Teddy Bear Museum. Visitors also enjoy Dorchester for its:
  • Bars
  • Cultural attractions
  • Archaeological sites
  • Coffee

Getting around Dorchester

The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre. If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Dorchester like for travellers who love the beach?
Known for its historical sites and museums, Dorchester has a lot to offer the traveller planning a getaway. Book your stay near local attractions, such as Weymouth Bay, on Expedia, where you can browse beach hotels and an extensive selection of other accommodation options all in one place. Interested in specific amenities? We make it easy to find places to stay with the indoor pool, free breakfast or spa services you’re looking for. Need a hotel right on the beach or close to the airport? We’ll point you to the top-rated accommodation options that meet your criteria. Once you decide on the right one for you, it’s a breeze to reserve a room for your upcoming trip.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Dorchester?
The Countryman Inn is a top pick for your beach holiday. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Ringstead Beach or West Bexington Beach.
What's the weather like in Dorchester?
Good weather can be important during a beach holiday, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit. The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 6°C. Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 735 mm.
What is there to see and do around Dorchester?
After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to Ringstead Beach or West Bexington Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area’s historical sites and museums, and make time for local attractions such as Weymouth Bay and Dinosaur Museum. Other things to see and do in the area are Cerne Abbas Giant and Maiden Castle.
What's the best way to get around Dorchester?
Make your way to Dorchester with a flight to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest major airport which is located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre. If you want to travel outside the area, take a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station.

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