Seatown Dorset

Seatown is a small coastal hamlet with a privately-owned shingle shelving beach. It is located 3 miles south west of Bridport and about 7.5 miles east of Lyme Regis. This part of the coast forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site stretching for 96 miles.

Seatown Beach isn’t widely known by many people so is much quieter than nearby beaches such as West Bay. However it’s a favourite with locals, fishermen, fossil hunters and walkers. It’s a great starting point for the Seatown to Golden Cap walk to the west and the Seatown to Thorncombe Beacon walk to the east.

There is a good-sized private car park near the beach which costs £5 all day. SAT NAV DT6 6JU (Google maps) (w3w). 

Facilities in Seatown include an excellent pub The Anchor Inn , public toilets next door and a small shop (Spar) next to the Golden Cap Holiday Park.

Village map showing the starting points for the 2 walks. Note that the South West Coast Path leading to Golden Cap now starts slightly out of town due to coastal erosion.
The Anchor Inn is an award winning pub renown for serving excellent seafood dishes with much of the fish caught locally.
The beach is divided by the small meandering river Winniford
The privately run car park costs £5 all day (price subject to change) and is accessed over a narrow wooden bridge.
View west along the beach
just outside the pub is an information board with a map showing the routes of the local walks.
This is a view from the hill to the east of Seatown. You can see Golden Cap in the background. It’s only 1 mile from the village up to the top of Golden Cap but it’s quite a steep climb. Golden Cap os the highest point in Dorset.
View from the walk up Ridge Cliff on the way to Thorncombe Beacon. As you can see Seatown is only a small village with just a handful of cottages but there is quite a large holiday park with static caravans and some nice looking clamping pods There are no pitches for tents or caravans.
On the day that we visited there was a small pizza stall set up on the beach.
Enjoying a pizza after 2 long walks.
View from the beach looking up to Ridge Cliff. In the distance is Thorncombe Beacon.