Highlands End Local Area

Highlands End has a great location on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The park is situated high on the hills and clifftop between the well-loved fishing village of West Bay with its fish and chip kiosks and towering golden cliffs that were made famous by the ITV drama Broadchurch; the hidden gem that is Eype Beach with its rock pools and fossil hunting; and the historic town of Bridport with its twice-weekly market, rope and net making heritage and art / antiques scene. The iconic Colmer’s Hill is another place close to the park, which is well worth a visit. This conical shaped hill, topped with trees, is particularly beautiful in spring when it is awash with bluebells and there are far-reaching views over Bridport and the Marshwood Vale countryside.

Within a short drive of the park, are many excellent places to visit. Nearby you will find the village of Charmouth, with the Heritage Coast Centre and a beach with some of the best fossil hunting anywhere in the world. Lyme Regis, known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’ is known for its breathtaking scenery, historical landmarks, bustling harbour and independent shops. Venture east and you will find the peaceful village of Burton Bradstock and the scenic Jurassic Coast Road with views over Chesil Beach down the Jurassic Coast towards Weymouth and Portland.