Facilities, Amenities and Attractions

Charmouth Beach

Charmouth Beach

The site is close to the Famous Jurassic Coastline which is a World Heritage Site. Local beaches include West Bay (8 miles), Lyme Regis (9 miles), Charmouth (5 miles) and Weymouth (20 miles)

Local pubs include the Shave Cross Inn (1/3 mile) and the Five Bells Inn (2 miles). There are also the George and the Clockhouse in the nearby village of Chideock. There are numerous pubs and restaurants in Bridport and Lyme Regis.

At present there are three supermarkets in Bridport (6 miles), these being Waitrose, Co-op and Morrisons. There is a village stores, post office and garage at Marshwood (3 ¼ miles). Axminster (10 miles) has a Tesco store. Bridport has two weekly street markets and a monthly Farmers’ Market.

Bluebells at Coneys Castle

Bluebells at Coneys Castle

In the village of Whitchurch there is the St Candida and Holy Cross Church (over one thousand years old), which is famous for having its own patron saint (St Wite) buried within its shrine. The shrine is still a place of pilgrimage and healing today. There is also a children’s play area next to the Village Hall.

Moores Biscuit Factory and shop at Morcombelake on the A35 is famous for its Dorset Knob Biscuits which originated in the 1860s in the nearby Marshwood Vale

Charmouth has a Heritage Coast Centre close to the beach where one can join a guided walk to find out how and where to find fossils.

Pilsdon Pen, highest hill in Dorset.

Pilsdon Pen, highest hill in Dorset.

Within easy driving distance is Cricket St Thomas Wild Life Park, Chesil Beach, Forde Abbey and Gardens and The Swannery and Gardens at Abbotsbury. For those enjoying walking other local beauty spots are Pilsdon Hill, Stone Barrow Hill and Lambert’s Castle. For more information on the local attractions please visit the West Dorset Tourist Information website.

Nearest major cities: Exeter, Bournemouth, Bristol and Bath

Nearest railway stations: Axminster, Crewkerne and Dorchester

Nearest major airports: Exeter and Bristol