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Charmouth Beach ~ Looking towards Golden Cap

Lyme Regis ~ A Gentle Walk to the Beach and Cob

Lyme Regis Sandy Beach

Lyme Regis Beach ~ Plenty to Explore

Lyme Regis ~ Langmoor Gardens leading to the Cob

Where Dorset and Devon Meet

Discover the best of Devon and Dorset; enjoy the pretty coastal towns and villages, stretching from Weymouth in the east, to Exmouth in the west


Charmouth, golden sands, fossils and safe bathing beaches.

As well as the safe and sandy bathing beach Charmouth has a permanent exhibition centre detailing the coastal fossil record and information on local coastal marine wildlife. The centre runs regular fossil walks so you can learn first hand from local experts. Click here for further information.

Lyme Regis, the Pearl of Dorset.

Lyme Regis is called the Pearl of Dorset for a reason, it is without doubt, one of the most picturesque seaside towns on the south coast.  With it’s little winding alleys and byways, it is a delight to wander through on a journey of discovery. Lyme’s history is inextricably linked to the sea, the town was once known for its fishing and smuggling and was an important port, centred around the famous 13th Century sea wall, known as the Cobb.  History surrounds you, although today the town is more famous for being a lovely holiday destination with a bathing beach, windsurfing and boating facilities and mackerel fishing trips for the all family. For more information on the town, click here to visit the Lyme Regis museum’s web site.

West Bay and Bridport

The world famous ITV mystery drama Broadchurch was filmed in West Bay, visit to see the film locations and  the harbour side stalls where all the action took place.  West Bay is a pretty seaside town with striking sandstone cliffs and a bustling harbour.  Bridport is a lively town with a fabulous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The town has good food and pubs and is a centre for art and music. Click here for more information.

Beer, East Devon

The picture postcard village of Beer is on the 95 mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. The lovely village street leads to the shingle beach, lined with fishing boats and still brining in their daily catch. Fish and chips by the sea, cream tea in a local cafe, what more can you want?  Beer was recently named by Countryfile as the ‘Top picnic spot in the UK’. The village was a finalist in Penelope Keiths best coastal villages programme.


Enjoy a lovely circular walk from Branscombe to Beer, enjoying wonderful coastal views along the way.   Both village have cafes and pubs for that rewarding treat!    A shingle beach offers plenty of space for everyone and is completely uncommercial apart from a nice cafe near the carpark. The village is 1/4 mile inland – find the ancient Fountain Inn pub on the road to Weston.    Dogs allowed throughout the year on the east beach.  A good spot for beach casting.

Monkton Wyld Countryside Setting and Close to the Seaside

We Would Love to See You 

We hope you are tempted you to come and stay and enjoy the local area.  There is much more to do and see than we have highlighted here.  Click here for our ‘Places to Visit’ page for further  information. Comprehensive tourist information is available in reception which will provide plenty of inspiration to keep you busy.