Eype is a wonderfully peaceful coastal village, with narrow winding lanes, pretty cottages, a great local pub, where well behaved dogs are welcome, and a glorious setting amongst The Golden Cap National Trust Estate. Eype is the perfect place to escape and relax in a cosy holiday cottage.
The pretty winding lanes lead to a beautiful shelving shingle beach, where the locals come for some seclusion, away from the more well-known tourist beaches of Lyme Regis to the west and West Bay to the east. The large soft pebbles make it a comfortable picnicking spot and the beach is one of the best for keen fishermen.
Simply step outside your holiday cottage and you have rambling walks in abundance, all across the world famous Jurassic coastline, where you can take the coastal route along the South West Coastal Path, or a countryside jaunt past fields of peacefully grazing farm animals.
Fossil hunting is a must in this area, since the coastline dates back from around 189 million years ago. Spend a day on the beach, building sandcastles and digging up ammonites and then relax in the village pub for a tipple or two.
The village of Eype is just a couple of miles away from the cool and bustling market town of Bridport. The street market is held every Wednesday and Saturday here and there is also a fantastic monthly farmers market and a regular vintage market.
Eype is also just as close to the perfectly quaint West Bay Harbour. A great place to while away the afternoon watching the fishing boats or perhaps hire a boat yourself for a trip through the riverside meadows.