Seatown to Thorncombe Beacon Walk

Great alternative to the Golden Cap walk. This circular coastal walk starts in the sleepy village of Seatown and has great views west towards Golden Cap, east towards West Bay (Bridport) and north to Colmer’s Hill.

Distance: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Estimated time: 1 hours 30 minutes,
Total ascent 653ft, Max elevation 486ft.

Seatown to Thorncombe Beacon Walk map
Seatown to Thorncombe Beacon Walk map
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Route Map and GPS Navigation

Route Description and Photos

The starting point of this walk is the small coastal hamlet of Seatown which is about 3 miles south-west of Bridport. 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 and public toilets next door. Opposte the pub you’ll find an information board showing maps of the walks to Golden Cap (to the west) or to Thorncombe Beacon (to the east)

If you don’t have a map then you can just take a photo of the information board before you set off. The path to the top of Thorncombe Beacon is well marked so you won’t get lost.