Cogden Beach

On the B3157 between Burton Bradstock & Abbotsbury

A lesser known stretch of Chesil beach popular amongst anglers.

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3.5 miles from Highlands End
5.6 miles from Golden Cap
3.1 miles from Graston Copse
24.5 miles from Sandyholme

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Cogden occupies a small stretch of renowned Chesil Beach between the towns of Abbotsbury and Burton Bradstock. It is owned by the National Trust and despite its accessibility remains relatively unknown, even amongst locals. Cogden is quiet and peaceful during the height of summer, perfect for escaping the crowds.

Like the rest of Chesil, Cogden has a steep and shelved shingle bank which stretches a far as the eye can see in both directions. On a clear day it is possible to see Portland Bill in the East and Golden Cap and Lyme Regis to the West. The beach is flanked by farmland and reed beds, creating a haven for a number of species of birds. Depending on the season, wild flowers grow though the pebbles, creating a pink and white carpet stretching into the distance.

Throughout the year Cogden is an excellent fishing destination and anglers can often be seen sat in little tents dotted along the shoreline. A range of species can be caught including bass, mackerel, bream and cod in the winter. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round, making it a popular amongst dog walkers.

Parking at Cogden

There is large carpark just a short walk from the beach itself. Parking is free for National Trust members and non members can park on a pay and display basis. There are no facilities at Cogden beach, so make sure you bring a picnic if you’re hoping for food!

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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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • 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.

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