EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE WEST DORSET

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WHERE TO EXPLORE

West Dorset has so much for you to explore

WHAT TO DO

Great things to do and places to visit during your stay

WHERE TO EAT

West Dorset is known for its good local food and pet friendly pubs.

JURASSIC COAST

The Jurassic coastline stretches for 95 miles along the south coast of England from Exmouth in Devon through to Studland Bay in Dorset. The Jurassic Coast Trust work tirelessly to keep this remarkable coastline special and unique. Their work raises the profile of our beautiful and unique coastline.

SOUTH WEST COAST PATH

The South West Coast Path stretches for 630 miles stretching from Minehead in Somerset in the North, right round the Cornwall and Devon coast, through Dorset to the shores of Poole Harbour. With hundreds of segmented walks along the way find out about the nearest walk to Long Cottage.

FOSSIL HUNTING

West Dorset is reknowned for its fossils. Ammonites and belemnites can be found on Charmouth and Seatown beaches but it is best to go on a guided tour or pop until the Charmouth Heritage Centre where yo can learn all about it.

DORSET BEACHES

You'll find sandy beaches at Lyme Regis and Weymouth and shingle/pebble beaches at Charmouth, Seatown, Seaton and West Bay with, of course, the famous Chesil Beach (pebbles) stretching from West Bexington to Weymouth. Many of our beaches are dog-friendly throughout the year.

THE ANCHOR AT SEATOWN

The Anchor at Seatown has been given many awards this year. It's superb location right on the beach at Seatown, is second to none and is just a 10-15 minute walk away from Long Cottage With a top-notch menu as well as pub grub favourites, the Anchor, which has won numerous local and national awards, is a true favourite with both locals and holiday makers.

THE CLOCK IN CHIDEOCK

The Clock is a family run, free house pub in the heart of Chideock with good, fair prices for drinks and good, family meals offering large and small portions of traditional pub food. They often have quiz nights or skittles evenings and raise a lot of money for charity through their various events.