The Great British Coast

Dorset’s Dramatic Jurassic Coast The Jurassic Coast is Britain’s only natural World Heritage Site, putting it in the same leagues as the Great Barrier Reef. Why is it special? To explore the 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks overlooking Poole Harbour to the red sandstone cliffs of East Devon is to journey through 185 million years of time, back to the age of dinosaurs. In Lyme Regis, don’t miss the Town Museum and its fossil collection, and the Cobb, the

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Billy Winters Bar and Diner, Portand, Weymouth

Bill Winters Bar and Diner, weymouth

If you fancy somewhere a bit different with fantastic views across Weymouth Bay towards Portland visit Billy Winters just past Ferry Bridge on the causeway over to Portland Bill. This is a rather rustic/retro/highly individual bar/diner which has been fashioned out of a pre-fab building with seating inside and outside on the pebbly beach. The food is excellent ranging from delicious meat dishes, a good vegetarian selection including vegetarian and beetroot burgers and pizzas straight from the wood fired oven.

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The Club House Restaurant in West Bexington, Dorset.

Club House Restaurant West Bexington

Being so close to the sea it would be a shame to come down and stay in our holiday cottages and not find time to indulge in some excellent local sea food. We are rather spoilt for choice but one restuarant that definitely tops the list is the newly opened Club House at West Bexington, about a 10 mile drive from the cottages along the beautiful Coastal Road (B3175) towards Bridport. It is owned by the same family that runs

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The Hive Cafe at West Bay

Hive Beach cafe, Dorset

The Hive Beach Cafe is situated just to the south of Burton Bradstock and has magnificent views towards Lyme Bay. It prides itself on sourcing all of its food locally and is renown for its seafood. As the name implies it also functions as a cafe so you can call in for just a coffee and slice of cake. However my recommendation for the summer is to go there for breakfast! Served from 1000am the breakfast typically is a choice

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Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens

Abbotsbury St Catherines Chapel Dorset

The village of Abbotsbury is set amongst the hills behind the great Chesil Bank and is well-known world wide for it’s Swannery and the Sub-Tropical Gardens.  It is only about 3 miles from the cottages and the views out over Lyme Bay and the countryside  from the coastal road running from Rodden to Abbotsbury are stunning.  A very pleasant walk or bike ride. Abbotsbury Swannery The Swan sanctuary, over 600 years old, can be found around the Fleet Lagoon behind

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