To Do

Plenty To Do in West Dorset

Below are just a few suggestions and recommendations for things to do while you are in the area.

Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Hire

Along the beautiful Jurassic Coastline are wonderful places to have a go at paddleboarding or kayaking. Don’t have a board or kayak? No problem, Burton Bradstock SUP and Kayak Hire will deliver to where you are staying and their website has handy tips how to inflate your SUP or kayak as well as safety guidance and information on the best places locally to use the equipment.
Visit Burton Bradstock SUP and Kayak Hire Website
Burton Bradstock SUP

Fossilling

Just a short walk down the bridle-way to Seatown you’ll find a fossilising paradise. Head West along the beach towards Golden Cap, keeping away from the cliffs as findings here will be full of clay so stay along the low water mark and lkeep your eyes peeled for belemnites and ammonites.
If unsuccessful, take a guided tour with local expert, Nigel Clarke, or visit the Charmouth and the Heritage Coast Centre to see their amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach.

Furleigh Estate Tour

Furleigh Estate is set in the stunning Dorset countryside, just 5 miles from us in the small village of Salway Ash. They are always happy to talk about their wines and give you a taste of whatever is open if you go to their shop. However if you want to see and learn more, we can highly recommend one of their Vineyard Tours and Tastings.
Visit Furleigh Estate Website

Palmers Brewery Tour

You’ll go behind the scenes in the historic brewery buildings, to watch every stage of the centuries-old brewing process. The tour ends with a beer tasting (or a soft drink) in their Wine Store, where you will receive a commemorative glass tankard.
Visit Palmers Brewery

Lyme Bay Rib Charter

Bay Rib Charter
Multi award winning Lyme Bay RIB Charter are based in West Bay, which has excellent and immediate access to the beautiful Jurassic Coast. From a quick RIB Blast along the coast, a water taxi to Lyme Regis or a sunset cruise, they are happy to tailor a specific activity to meet your personal requirements.
Visit Lyme Bay Rib Charter Website

What’s On in West Dorset

whats on west dorsetThere’s always lots going on in West Dorset. For the latest full version of the local Tourist Information ‘Whats On’ click on the image to the side.

As soon as next month’s ‘What’s On’ is available we will include it here on the Chideock Cottage website, so do pop back and visit us again soon.

Eating Out Nearby

George Inn, Chideock
The Anchor at Seatown
The Clockhouse Inn
Downhouse Farm Cafe

Wider Area Eating Out

Hive Beach Cafe
River Cottage HQ
Anchor Inn Burton Bradstock

Theatres

Bridport Lyric Theatre
Bridport Electric Palace
Bridport Arts centre
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Tourism

Visit Dorset
Bridport Tourist Information Centre
Lyme Regis Tourism
West Bay Tourism
What’s On West Dorset

Walking and Activities

South West Coast Path
Charmouth Fossil Hunting
Carp Fishing Lakes
Flying Frenzy Paragliding School
Lulworth Castle and Estate

Sea Trips

Lyme Bay Ribs at West Bay
Fishing Trips from West Bay
Fishing Trips from Lyme Regis

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