Perfectly positioned along the Jurassic Coast, this pretty village is full of character and offers plenty of picturesque walks.
The idyllic village of Burton Bradstock is one of Dorset’s little treasures. Well known for its prime position along the world famous Jurassic Coast, where the sandstone cliffs mark the start of Chesil Beach, Burton Bradstock is a really pretty village with traditional stone thatched cottages, twisting country lanes, pretty gardens filled with cottage flowers and a beautiful river. It is the perfect quintessential English village and what is more, it is by the sea!
Renting a cottage in Burton Bradstock really will enable you to enjoy all the wonderfully varied landscape that Dorset has to offer. You can take beautiful bracing country walks with your family and enjoy magnificent views across the unspoilt Dorset countryside, golden cliffs and turquoise seas. All topped off with a glass of Dorset’s finest in one of the village pubs.
There are some splendid walking routes around Burton Bradstock. The West Bay and Burton Bradstock walk is 5.3 miles, beginning in the West Bay car park, the walk takes you through the golf course to Burton Bradstock, heading back along the coast, all the while soaking up the fantastic views. You can even look across and see the Devon coastline from the top of the high cliffs on a clear day. For a shorter walk, The Hive Beach walk is an easier 1.9 miles, beginning at the Burton Hive Beach Car Park. This is a lovely walk to do with dogs since it is along the beach and passes a lovely dog friendly pub. The golden cliffs here are where Hitler planned to land his troops in 1940 and where the Allied troops practised climbing for the D-Day Landing. Soak up all of this wonderful history as you walk along breathing in the fresh sea air.
The lovely Hive Beach Café sits on Beach Road in Burton Bradstock, serving simple snacks such as a crab sandwich and a cup of tea or more fanciful delights such as line-caught Portland Bill wild seabass. Their homemade cakes are delicious too!
The cool eclectic market town of Bridport is also just 2 miles away, for the shopping enthusiasts among you. Potter around the regular Wednesday and Saturday markets and shop to your hearts delight!
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