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Once you are settled in to THE Beach House, it is likely that you will not want to stray too far but if you do decide to explore the local area, you will find plenty to see and do. From the sights of the stunning Jurassic Coastline, England's only natural World Heritage Site stretching down Chesil Beach and across Lyme Bay with Weymouth to the East and Lyme Regis to the West, it is the ideal place to spend time with family or friends whether walking along the beach fossil hunting or simply sitting in the hot tub or on the deck - you will never tire of the view!

 

 

Lyme Regis | Dorset

Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK 

Just 20 minutes drive from
THE BEACH HOUSE

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Lyme Regis  | Dorset

Breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK's heritage.

Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, you can be sure to find something to delight and entertain you. Lyme Regis has it all - the perfect family resort, the home of palaeontology, a world-class creative and cultural community, a bustling harbour, gastronomic delights, an array of shops, a calendar full of events, and plenty for the active.

Boat Building Academy | Dorset

Address:
Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis
Dorset  DT7 3JN
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 1297 445545

E: office@boatbuildingacademy.com

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Boat Building Academy | Dorset

Experts teach the widest range of hands-on boat building training in the world, specialising in composite, modern and traditional wooden construction, restoration and repair. Intensive and highly practical courses vary in length from 2 days to 38 weeks. A wonderful insight into traditional boat building - check the website to catch the yearly launch of the finished craft being launched from the harbour by the artisans themselves.

Walk South West Coast Path

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Walk South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail is rated as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world by Lonely Planet and voted Britain’s best walking route by the readers of Walk magazine.

Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking the entire route from Somerset's Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, you’ve come to the right place. On the website you’ll find all the information you need to plan your trip.

Lyme Regis Sailing Club | Dorset

Address:
Lyme Regis Sailing Club Ltd
The Cobb
Lyme Regis
DT7 3Jf

There is no phone contact at the club but you can contact us by email at
E:secretary.lrscltd@gmail.com

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Lyme Regis Sailing Club  | Dorset

Situated next to the harbour at the foot of Cobb Hill. The well equipped clubhouse has a bar, galley, male and female changing facilities with showers, and a sun deck which overlooks the harbour and sea. The small harbour, offering shelter for both yachts and fishing boats. The harbour itself dries out at low water, but it’s shallow and shelving, offering hard standing that is ideal for launching and recovering boats. An extensive slipway grants a wide access to the water.

Roly's fudge | Lyme Regis | Dorset

Address: 62 Broad Street 
Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3QF

T: 07896004278

E: rolysfudge@yahoo.co.uk
 

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Roly's fudge   | Lyme Regis  | Dorset

Opened in 2012, Roly’s Fudge in Lyme Regis has quickly become a local favourite, with a warm welcoming atmosphere and, of course, the beautiful Roly’s aroma. Try the Sea Salt Fudge, Fudge Ammonites or the fantastic Fudge-a-Saurus!

Electric Palace Cinema | Dorset

Address: 
35 South Street
Bridport 
Dorset DT6 3NY

Tickets & General Information:

T: 01308 428354 (Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm)

E: info@electricpalace.org.uk

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Electric Palace Cinema  | Dorset

A unique vintage theatre presenting an exciting programme of film, theatre, music and comedy. “The once-empty Electric Palace Cinema, Bridport’s 1920s picture house, looked like a lost cause until an enterprising local family took it on. They kept the quirky vintage decor (the floral murals, the Bob Hope portrait, the tilting chairs, the old velvet curtains), added a bar, a foyer brasserie and a digital projector, and reinvented the place as a multipurpose venue.”

Fossil Hunting | Charmouth | Dorset

Address: Lower Sea Lane 
Charmouth Dorset
DT6 6LL, UK

T: +44 (0)1297 560 020 

E: info@charmouthfossils.co.uk

 

 

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Fossil Hunting | Charmouth | Dorset

The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of stunning coastline of Dorset and East Devon, with the rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history, dating from the early Jurassic period making it easy to find a wide range of spectacular fossils.

Due to cliff erosion, fossil deposits can still be found in large numbers on the beaches of the Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Portland and the world heritage site, including: ichthyosaurs, giant marine reptiles, bones from dinosaurs intricate crinoids and ammonites.

In the shop there are a large selection of fossils for sale along with crystals and gem stones, carvings and many other collectable and gifts. You can also purchase casts which have been reproduced from originals, all are prepared in the workshop at the rear of the shop. You can also hire fossiling hammers to aid your hunting and if you are lucky enough to find a good sample we will prepare it for you.

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre | Dorset

Address
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Lower Sea Lane
Charmouth
Dorset. DT6 6LL

T: 01297 560772

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The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  | Dorset

A great place to start your hunting T-rexs are thin on the ground, but the centre boasts a life-size cast of the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in the UK – a plant-eater called a scelidosaurus. Charmouth beach is also considered the best and safest place for fossil hunting, but visitors need to follow strict rules about collecting fossils – do not pack your pneumatic drill or book a guide to take you fossil hunting!

Sea Fishing Trips | West Bay | Dorset

Address:
West Bay harbour 
DT6 4HE

E: matttoms@hotmail.co.uk

T: 07967944781

 

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Sea Fishing Trips  | West Bay  | Dorset

Matt Toms - Skipper 
Is from a long bloodline of fisherman who have been fishing in the bay for over 200 years [That's local knowledge!].

Fred - Crew
An experienced fisherman local to to the west bay area, is there to help steer the ship, gut fish, teach novices and look pretty.

1hr mackerel fishing for all the family done the traditional way with purpose made hand lines for every one .3hr sea fishing trips for the whole family and those wishing to try and catch something in addition to mackerel. 6hr sea fishing trips are for those family members with more reliable sea legs and regular anglers. 8hr sea fishing trips are available for salty sea dogs and those wishing to have the maximum opportunity to catch a whopper! Help and guidance is available to every one who comes aboard from complete beginners to the more experienced.

Rver Cottage Cookery and Chef School

Address:
River Cottage HQ
Trinity Hill Road
Axminster, EX13 8TB

T: 01297 631715

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Rver Cottage Cookery and Chef School

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster widely known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food. He has earned a huge following through his River Cottage TV series and books, as well as campaigns such as Hugh’s Fish Fight.

Whether you are an amateur cook, food enthusiast or a full-blown smallholder, there's a course to inspire you. Lasting from one to four days, our courses hosted by the River Cottage team of experts and authors have an emphasis on local, seasonal produce with a nose-to-tail approach

Sladers Yard | West Bay | Dorset

Address: West Bay Road 
Bridport
Dorset DT6 4EL

T: 01308 459511

E: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk

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Sladers Yard  |  West Bay  | Dorset

Contemporary British Art, Furniture & Craft Gallery.Licensed Café. Live Evening Events.

Sladers Yard is one of the most ambitious private art galleries in the South West, showing contemporary British art, handmade furniture and designer craft. A consistently high quality changing programme of selling exhibitions by contemporary British artists and craftspeople.  Between their exhibitions they represent artists, often hold their paintings in stock and where appropriate take and orchestrate commissions.

The Customs House | West Bay | Dorset

Address:
9 West Bay
Bridport, DT6 4EL

E: thecustomshouse@hotmail.com
 
T: 07956540047

The Customs House | West Bay | Dorset

With a great mix of different shops, sellers and events, The Customs House has a brilliant vibrant atmosphere. The courtyard is filled with stalls selling local produce, hand made gifts and art while diners sit at café tables enjoying a delicious lunch from the boutique restaurant. 

Set over three floors, The Customs House is a surprisingly large space and will be a great addition to the area, right on the beach in this pretty town. Perfect for a day out all year round, The Customs House will be ideal for Christmas shopping, a Summer day out, harvest markets and Spring fun. 

Bridport Golf Club | Dorset

Address:
Burton Rd
Bridport
Dorset DT6 4PS

T: 01308 421095

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Bridport Golf Club  | Dorset

Whilst the Club is the oldest golf club in Dorset being founded in 1891, its modern facilities and contemporary attitude make it very much part of the 21st Century.  Located on the stunning Jurassic coastline, the views stretch across Lyme Bay and along the Chesil Beach to Portland. Our 6213 yard, cliff top links style golf course, is a challenging but fair test for all levels of golfer.  Renowned for its friendliness, the Club offers an excellent restaurant, lounge and spikes bar, as well as a Driving Range and Putting Green.

Jurassic Coast Kayak Tours | Dorset

Cost  
£50 Per Person
£45 Per Person for Groups of 8+
£100 Full Day Activities (Kayaking and Coasteering)
£80 for Go-pro camera man (includes 1 x DVD edited)
£120 for full dayOther group rates and 1:1 rates available on request

Times of tours are: 0900hrs / 1300hrs / 1600hrs

E: mail@jurassiccoastactivities.co.uk

T: (01305) 835301
    (01305) 834951 

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Jurassic Coast Kayak Tours | Dorset

Explore Dorset's World Heritage coastline under the supervision of local qualified guides and you will see the coastline from a different and unique perspective, gaining knowledge of rock formations and marine life.
Kayaks are the only suitable craft to enter caves and arches along the way including the famous 'Durdle Door' and 'Stair Hole'.

The Wildlife Trust Snorkel Trail | Dorset

To check tides, visibility, sea conditions
Contact the Marine Centre 

T: 01929 481044

E: kimmeridge@dorsetwildlife.co.uk 

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The Wildlife Trust Snorkel Trail | Dorset

The Snorkel Trail in the mild, shallow waters of Kimmeridge Bay, leads the snorkeller through a variety of seabed habitats, including sandy seabed, rocky reef and Japanese seaweed garden.

The 5 buoys that mark the trail are attached to the seabed and each reveals a different type of habitat with different marine creatures and colourful seaweeds to look out for. However the trail is only in place from May to September each year.

Corfe Castle | Dorset

Address:
The Square
Corfe Castle
Wareham 
Dorset BH20 5EZ

T: 01929 481294

E: corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Corfe Castle | Dorset

Hike to the windy top of the romantic, ruined Corfe Castle now a National Trust monument with its wonderful views across this Hardy country and down over the picturesque village of Corfe then meander back down and reward yourself with an icre cream for the fantastic Purbeck Ice Cream Parlour.

Abbotsbury Childrens farm | Dorset

Address:
West Yard Barn
West Street
Abbotsbury 
Dorset DT3 4JT

T: +44[0]1305 871130

E: info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

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Abbotsbury Childrens farm | Dorset

Benedictine Monks established St Peter’s Monastery at Abbotsbury in the 1040s. They built the Tithe Barn at the centre of the farm in the 1390′s. The monastery was destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution. Some of the ruins can be seen around St. Nicholas’ Church in the village.

This is a great place for the young family looking for things to do in Dorset, considered one of the best Children’s Farms in Dorset, there are fun things to do every day.Children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area, jump around on our new bouncy castle (don’t forget your socks!) and bottle feed the lambs. The lambs also have a midday race around a track, after the race the children are invited to take a lamb for a warm down walk on a lead. The family cafe offers local Dorset produce cooked on site and the gift shop has a charming range of gifts.

Abbotsbury Swannery | Dorset

West Yard Barn,
West Street,
Abbotsbury, 
Dorset DT3 4JT

T: +44[0]1305 871130

E: info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

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Abbotsbury Swannery | Dorset

This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting mute swans. a visit to the swannery is considered one of the best things to do in dorset.

Abbotsbury Gardens | Dorset

Address:
West Yard Barn,
West Street,
Abbotsbury, 
Dorset DT3 4JT

T: +44[0]1305 871130

E: info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

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Abbotsbury Gardens | Dorset

Probably one of the best gardens of its type in the world. Winner of silver medal at Chelsea and silver gilt at Hampton Court Show. Magnificent Victorian walled garden set in 20 acres of woodland valley. The unique micro climate enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive here. Children's adventure play area. Nature trail. Sunken gardens with golden pheasants. Superb colonial style teahouse with veranda overlooking the sunken garden. Plant centre selling high quality plants, charming gift shop and free parking, outstanding views of the newly designated World Heritage Coast from the top of the Sir Simon Hornby Magnolia Walk. 

Sutton Bingham Sailing Club | Somerset

Address:
Sutton Hill
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 9QP

T: +44[0]1935 862933

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Sutton Bingham Sailing Club | Somerset

Sutton Bingham Sailing Club is a friendly club based at Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Near Yeovil, Somerset. We have a varied program, with competitive, close racing opportunities for the confident sailor, a vibrant youth sailing program, plenty of space and freedom to sail recreationally and a regular programme of Royal Yachting Association training courses to develop your sailing and get you confidently out on the water.

Monkey World | Dorset

Address: Longthorns
Wareham
Dorset BH20 6HH

Hours: 
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Phone: 01929 462537

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Monkey World | Dorset

Enjoy a fun-filled, fascinating day out for all the family at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Wareham.
 
The 65-acre park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world.

Some are now part of international breeding programmes for endangered species including Europe’s official orang-utan crèche!
 
 

Tank Museum | Dorset

Address: The Tank Museum 
Bovington 
Dorset, BH20 6JG

T: 01929 462359

E: info@tankmuseum.org

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Tank Museum | Dorset

The exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.

This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.

Studland Beach | Dorset

Studland
near Swanage
Dorset

+44 [0]1929 450 500
E:studlandbeach@nationaltrust.org.uk

OS Grid Ref: 195:SZ035835

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Studland Beach | Dorset

Studland was the inspiration for Toytown in Enid Blyton's Noddy. Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland. A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. Ideal for water sports. Designated trails through the sand dunes and woodlands, allow for exploration and spotting of deer, insects and bird life as well as a wealth of wild flowers.

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