A steep shingle beach set in a bay.

Dorset Beaches: Seatown

Where is it? About one mile off the A35 at Chideock.

Best features: It is clean and quiet.

Local facilities & shops: The Anchor pub and toilets, which include disabled facilities.

Great for the kids? The beach is secluded but it shelves steeply so care must be taken. There are no lifeguards but there are two buoys.

How far are the loos? On the beach and in the Anchor pub.

Parking: There is pay parking for 100 cars.

Public transport: None.

How about pets? Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

Other points of interest: Golden Cap is the highest cliff on the South Coast of England.

Fancy that! Seatown is regarded as one of Dorset’s prime fossil-hunting spots and is especially good for the elderly or very young enthusiasts who are unable to walk far since access is good. In the shingle at the foot of the impressive cliffs you can find small ammonites. Fossils can also be found in fallen rocks.

Wet weather options:

Moores’ Dorset Biscuits In Morcombelake Visit the bakery where the Moores family have made the famous Dorset Knob biscuits since 1880. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. 01297 489253.

Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre,Broadwindsor, near Beaminster Converted farm complex with craft/gift shop, restaurant and nine independent studio/workshops. 01308 868362.

For more information on this beautiful coastline

visit our local newspaper websites for

dorsetecho.co.uk and bridportnews.co.uk


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