Holidays in Dorset
Chesil Beach Lodge is a superb location for holidays in Dorset. Perched on the clifftop overlooking the Jurassic Coast, there are sea views from every Guest Room and Apartment covering 99 miles of coastline from Portland Bill to Start Point. The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ranking it alongside the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the natural wonders of the world and documents 185 million years of the earth’s history with it’s fascinating geology.
Chesil Beach Lodge overlooks the pretty and popular West Dorset village of Burton Bradstock. There is direct access from the garden out onto National Trust land and the South West Coast Path. It is just a 5 minute walk down to the beach and the award-winning Hive Beach Cafe and a further 10 minute walk into the village. The village boasts 2 great pubs (The Three Horseshoes and The Anchor Inn), a convenience store, a post office, farm shop, church and primary school.
Bridport & West Bay
Bridport and West Bay lie 3 miles west of Chesil Beach Lodge along the B3157. Bridport is an attractive and vibrant market town with a reputation for quality food, arts, antiques and culture, with a rich history in the rope and net making industry. A mile south, West Bay is a small fishing village with towering golden cliffs, a bustling harbour and a range of places to eat and drink.
West Bay was also the backdrop of the ITV crime drama Broadchurch, which reached audiences around the world with a cast including David Tennant and Olivia Coleman. Broadchurch has really put West Bay on the map, with many people visiting to explore it in real life.
Charmouth and Lyme Regis are within easy reach west of Chesil Beach Lodge and are the best places to try your hand at some fossil collecting. Abbotsbury and Weymouth can be found east of Chesil Beach Lodge, along the scenic ‘Jurassic Coast Road.’