A Dorset beach has been named among the best-kept secrets in the UK and a quieter alternative to more busier coastline spots.

Worbarrow Bay has been featured in a new list from the Telegraph, going through the best options for those wanting to avoid the UK's busiest beaches this summer.

The Telegraph says: "So before you resign yourself to spending the busiest days of the summer at home, pack up the cool bag, grab the bucket and spade and make a break for one of these appealing alternatives just a pebble’s throw from the crowded big hitters."

Worbarrow Bay is seen as a more peaceful option compared to the juggernaut of Bournemouth, which is around an hour's drive away.

Bournemouth Echo: Worbarrow Bay is accessed through a 20 minute walk from the abandoned village of TynehamWorbarrow Bay is accessed through a 20 minute walk from the abandoned village of Tyneham (Image: @jasjam98/Tripadvisor)

To see the full list of the best secret beaches in the UK visit the Telegraph website here.

What did The Telegraph say about Worbarrow Bay?

The Telegraph was complimentary about Worbarrow Bay, with its unusual way of access ensuring its relatively unknown status.

They said: "If you’ve been put off busy Bournemouth, head further west to Worbarrow Bay. Accessed via the abandoned village of Tyneham, you’ll need to walk the last mile to the chalk-backed crescent beach, a detail that ensures the crowds stay away."

In terms of a place to stay, the newspaper recommended the Old Mill B&B in Bere Regis which is around a 20-minute drive from the bay.

Worbarrow Bay has also been well-received on Tripadvisor, earning a score of 4.5/5 from 36 ratings.

One reviewer said: "Located a 25 min walk from the lost village of Tyneham, this is an idyllic unspoilt beach. Stunning views of the bay and Portland Bill.

"As it is not easy to access (the walk is the only way to get there) it is lovely and quiet with only few on the beach, not the masses you get at Lulworth. Calm deep blue seas on our visit, no need to go abroad on days like today for stunning scenes!"

Another posted: "My wife and I took family on a visit to Tyneham Village and then we walked for approx. 20 minutes to Worbarrow Bay on a beautiful sunny day; the scenery was spectacular and there wasn't a huge number of people about compared to the packed beaches of Bournemouth and Sandbanks."