There’s lots to see and do in West Dorset and certainly something for everyone. Experience the joy of finding a fossil on one of our jurassic coast beaches or stroll around our many beautiful towns on the coast and inland.
You will be spoiled for choice with the many lovely cafes, pubs and restaurants in this well-known foodie corner of Dorset.
WEST BAY (4.5 miles)
West Bay is a small fishing village with a lovely harbour. The TV series Broadchurch was filmed here and is a perfect place to spend the day, especially with children.
EYPE (5 miles)
Situated westwards along the coast from Bridport, Eype boasts a stunningly attractive beach at Eype’s Mouth. This beautiful sand and gravel beach is backed by magnificent cliffs.
SEATOWN (6 miles)
A pebbly beach with views of Golden Cap and good fossil-hunting potential. Enjoy lunch at the Anchor Inn, Seatown, a pub right on the beach.
COGDEN (7 miles)
Perfect for dog walking. Long beach east of Burton Bradstock, to West Bexington just off the B3157.
CHARMOUTH (9 miles)
Charmouth beach is one of the best places along the 152-mile Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site to find fossils. Dogs welcome although time restricted.
BRIDPORT (3 miles)
Bridport is a bustling market town with a regular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lots of independent shops to wander around.
BURTON BRADSTOCK (6.5 miles)
Ideal for families, Burton Bradstock is a pretty coastal village with beach and ample parking. Wonderful cliff top walks can be taken from both sides of the beach. The Hive restaurant is right on the beach front with large outdoor eating area meaning that parents can keep an eye on exploring children.
BEAMINSTER (7 miles)
Standing at the head of the Brit Valley, Beaminster is becoming an increasingly popular and fashionable small town. There are charming boutique shops where you can browse and sample the local fayre.
ABBOTSBURY (13 miles)
A picturesque village which is a delight to wander around with small shops, tea rooms, The Swannery and Sub-Tropical Garden.
LYME REGIS (13 miles)
The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is dominated by the Cobb – its famous 13th century harbour. It is the perfect place to visit for a day – browse the local shops, eat at one of the many restaurants, relax on the beach, take a fishing trip or play crazy golf.