This steep shelving, shingle beach occupies the lesser known stretch of the 18 mile Chesil Beach.

It has its own car park and is accessed from the coast road between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury.

Car parking is free for National Trust members with direct access to the beach via a footpath across a field.

Cogden Beach offers dazzling views east towards Portland and west towards the Golden Cap and Lyme Regis on a clear day.

Those who enjoy a short stroll can complete a 2.2 mile Cogden Circular route which can be found on the National Trust website at