There are many villages and towns within an easy drive from the campsite below are some of our favourites
Situated in the South West of Dorset, The West Country, England, Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.
Charmouth is a delightful unspoilt seaside village set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fantastic beach world renowned for its fossils.
Just two miles from Lyme Regis on the famous Jurassic Coast, Charmouth retains an old world charm, with traditional amenities such as pubs, cafés, post office, convenience stores, newsagents, gifts, holiday goods, pharmacy, hairdressers, and a baker.
A favourite with families and those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Charmouth provides a tranquil base from which to explore West Dorset and East Devon - a most beautiful part of the UK.
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Set in a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, Seaton is the only gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, where rocks from all three geological periods can be viewed in their natural environment. Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and overlooking Lyme Bay, Seaton beach is over a mile long and ideal for swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and home to the Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve, the South West Coast Path runs alongside the stunning beach. A pedestrianised town centre full of independent shops and cafes, together with a thriving community events venue and the popular Seaton Tramway, means there is plenty to see and do!
Deep in a winding valley amongst the cliffs with beautiful undulations, and against the craggy faces of which the ocean beats incessantly in vain, is the picturesque and ancient village of Beer. Beer is an almost hidden gem – from Seaton you can’t see it and approach from the East and you’re almost on top of Beer before you actually see it.
Beer has always been a small fishing village and remains so today. There is no port or harbour but its deep cove and good anchorage within the shelter of Beer Head makes it perfect for fishing. The Beer Head white cliffs stand at 426ft and are best viewed on the Beer to Branscombe walk, one of the best you can do on the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast path. You’ll often see the fishing boats on this walk as well as from the Garlands terrace and you can still buy fresh fish from the shack on Beer beach each day.
Hidden in plain view along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sidmouth is a seaside town like no other. Sitting along an impressive coastline and surrounded by spectacular countryside and Blue Flag award winning beaches, Sidmouth allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, with everything you can expect from a beach holiday as well as having a rural feel and a real community atmosphere.
Located along the Jurassic Coast and the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Budleigh Salterton enjoys the benefits of being beautifully rural, is surrounded by farmland, as well as water. It is on the start of the Jurassic Coast and has a 2 mile long pebble beach which includes safe, clean water, perfect for swimming and splashing around with the family.
Wonderfully diverse landscape
The area is incredibly diverse and has many amazing natural landscapes to enjoy, plus a wealth of flora and fauna and wildlife that can be spotted as you explore. The nearby Otter Estuary is a nature reserve where you can see lots of birdlife. The River Otter is also home to a number of beavers. The five year Beaver Trail began in 2015 where a number of beavers were reintroduced into the area, they have now established their territory and can be seen swimming along the river. You’re also in close proximity of the Jurassic Coast, the coastline at Buddleigh Salterton is at the edge of the Jurassic Coast, making it a beautiful place to walk along.
The town centre has a varied range of shops, most of which are independent and speciality shops, providing a treasure trove of unique gifts. There is also a comprehensive choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs offering extensive menus, suiting every taste. The high street includes a gentle brook that flows through the centre, it is one of Devon’s most unspoilt and charming towns. It is a delightful holiday destination or a relaxed and friendly location for a day trip.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing family holiday on the two miles of our golden sandy beach or taking part in kite surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, cycling either on fantastic cycle paths or off-road, bird watching on the idyllic Exe estuary, or walking and enjoying the stunning scenery of the majestic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, or using Exmouth as a base to enjoy the best of Devon and the Westcountry – then Exmouth is the place where your dreams can come to life.
Exmouth is a lively town, situated on the east coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea. The town offers a diverse selection of shops, places to eat and things to do.
With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap, West Bay, Dorset is the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast. West Bay nestles south of Bridport, between Eype with Seatown to the west and Freshwater with Burton Bradstock to the east. Situated at the western end of Chesil Beach / Chesil Bank, the area forms part of the Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site within Lyme Bay. West Bay, Dorset is a wonderful seaside location for family holidays, coast and countryside walks, fossil hunting, fishing / angling trips, scuba diving, paragliding, golfing, river boating and so much more. The Dorset historic market town of Bridport lies one and a half miles inland from the West Bay coast.