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A bustling market town close to the Jurassic Coast

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Coast near Bridport

Bridport is a bustling market town in Dorset, close to the harbour settlement of West Bay. Bridport’s unique location, 1.5 miles from the Dorset coast, makes it a perfect holiday destination. Just a short walk or drive will lead you to the dramatic cliffs of West Bay, made famous by ITV series Broadchurch.

With beautiful beaches and coastal paths to explore, Bridport is the perfect place for a family holiday. Check out Eype Beach, West Bay Beach and Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock for a day out by the sea. Avid walkers will enjoy the path over Golden Cap . The rocky shoulder of Golden Cap showcases spectacular views. On a clear day, you can see across to Lyme Bay and Dartmoor. Experienced ramblers may wish to continue along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, or the other way on the South West Coast Path.

Beach near Bridport

Walking through Bridport’s historic centre, you’ll find many of the buildings date from the 18th century. Look out for some of the area’s oldest buildings, Bridport Town Hall and St Mary’s Parish Church. Today, the town’s vibrant culture makes it a haven for art and food lovers. Theatre fanatics should check out The Lyric Theatre while art enthusiasts should pay a visit to Bridport Arts Centre. For something a little different, why not visit Palmers Brewery? Take a tasting tour of the brewery and discover the fascinating history behind creating this popular beer.

For a unique family activity, why not try fossil hunting along the coast? Bridport is just 20 minutes from the iconic Charmouth beach and Lyme Regis, both renowned fossil hunting hotspots. If you’re a novice, book a guided tour to make the most of your first trip.

“With beautiful beaches and coastal paths to explore, Bridport is the perfect place for a family holiday.”

Bridport is packed full of exciting eateries, contemporary and traditional, serving tasty local food. The Marquis of Lorne is one such place. Tuck into a grilled fillet of sea bass with crushed new potatoes or the slow-roasted belly pork with green apple puree. For a delicious portion of fish and chips, try the Seasider Fish and Chip Shop. Seafood lovers shouldn’t miss out on a trip to Rachel’s in West Bay. Wash it down with a pint at one of Bridport’s oldest pubs, the Shave Cross Inn.

If you’re venturing out of the area, you’re not too far from Lyme Regis, Burton Bradstock and Dorchester.

While you’re there

Jurassic Electric Bike Adventures

Rent a state of the art electric bike and discover the spectacular landscapes of West Dorset

Burton Bradstock (Hive Beach)

Hive beach is a beautiful and popular shingle beach managed by The National Trust

Longs Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway

Longs Fish and Chip Restaurant serves a wide range of high quality dishes with a varied specials menu.

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