Bridport in Dorset

Bridport

Lively market town with excellent independent shops and cafes.

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1.9 miles from Highlands End
3.6 miles from Golden Cap
3.7 miles from Graston Copse
22.5 miles from Sandyholme

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Bridport is a lively market town situated within easy reach of the West Dorset Leisure Holidays parks. It is often referred to as ‘Notting Hill by the sea’, a phrase which accurately reflects this vibrant town and it’s eclectic mix of independent shops. Bridport has been awarded ‘Beacon Town’ status, which recognises the wealth of high quality and locally sourced food on offer. This delicious food can be sampled in one of the many tasty cafes and eateries dotted throughout the town.

Bridport has a rich history and is known worldwide for its quality rope and net production. Palmers Brewery has been a staple of the town for over 200 years and continues to brew some of the finest cask ales today from its home in the heart of West Dorset.

There is an excellent community spirit in Bridport, which is reflected in the number of events that occur here throughout the year. The famous Bridport Hat Festival is a spectacle not to be missed! Each year thousands gather in quirky hats for a mass photo and party. The Melplash Agricultural Show is also a great day out for all the family.

Bridport markets

Bridport is famed for its markets, which bring a lively atmosphere to the town. On Wednesday’s and Saturday’s the high street is bustling with local producers selling their wares. Here you can find anything from antique jewellery to hand crafted pottery and artwork. On the second Saturday of every month there is a farmers market in the art centre, where there is free range eggs, vegetables grown on a nearby farm as well as a number of other tasty artisan makes. From March to October there is also a vintage market on St Michaels trading estate which happens on the last Sunday of the month.

Arts and music

In the towns arts and vintage quarter you will find an beautiful artwork for sale as well as antiques dealers.  The Electric Palace theatre hosts some of the best names in comedy, music and theatre throughout the year. As you peruse the market stalls you will often be treated to live performances from buskers in Bucky Doo Square, Bridport’s main hub of activity.

Bridport is just a stones throw from West Bay, a picturesque fishing village with an excellent beach.

 

 

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Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse