The beautiful south coast parish of Chideock includes the coastal hamlet of Seatown, which lies less than 1 mile to the south on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Chideock is full of old character cottages and has two great pubs, The George Inn and The Clockhouse Inn, both situated along the main road which goes through the village. Seatown has a long shelving pebble beach, with views up towards the hill which forms Golden Cap, the highest cliff (191 metres) on the south coast of England. Walk along the windy lane to Seatown from Chideock where there is another great pub, The Anchor Inn, almost on the beach!
Charmouth is approximately 3 miles from Chideock, is world famous for its fossils formed within Jurassic rocks 200 million years ago. The best finds can be found around the cliffs but check out the small museum above the fossil shop for good advice and tips on fossil hunting. Check out Charmouth Bakery, where we always get our daily bread.
Lyme Regis is a beautiful seaside resort approximately 7 miles from Chideock. Walk along the famous Cobb harbour or visit the many independent shops each side of the steep main street that runs through the picturesque town.
Bridport is just 3 miles from Chideock with many small independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and tea shops, Brdport has a thriving street market on Saturdays and Wednesdays, vintage market days and a monthly farmers’ market. Every year in September, it hosts the Bridport Hat Festival which is well worth a visit.
West Bay is a busy working harbour and seaside resort about a mile away from Bridport. The small resort is nestled between the spectacular East and West cliffs. There is plenty to do and see with numerous bars, restaurants and entertainment for all the family. The recent TV series Broadchurch was filmed here.