Explore West Dorset
Charmouth, approximately 5 miles from Eype, is world famous for its fossils formed within Jurassic rocks 200 million years ago. The best finds can be found around the cliffs but check out the small museum above the fossil shop for good advice and tips on fossil hunting.
Lyme Regis is a beautiful seaside resort approximately 8 miles from Eype. Walk along the famous Cobb harbour or visit the many small independent shops each side of the steep main street that runs through the town. Recent renovations to the promenade and public gardens have really made Lyme Regis a lovely place to visit.
The bustling market town of Bridport is just 1 mile away from Eype with many small independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and tea shops. It has a thriving street market on Saturdays and Wednesdays, vintage market days and a monthly farmers' market.
West Bay is a busy working harbour about a mile away from Bridport. The small resort is nestled between the spectacular East and West cliffs. There is plenty to do and see with numerous bars, restaurants and entertainment for all the family.
Weymouth is approximately 18 miles east of Bridport, with a Georgeon seafront, historical buildings and a bustling town centre. This is complemented by quaint side streets with traditional pubs, contemporary bars, cafés and restaurants. Weymouth's picturesque harbour is certainly worth a visit.