Eype Beach in Dorset

Eype Beach

Eype, Bridport

A secluded and unspoiled beach just a short walk from Highlands End Holiday Park

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1.8 miles from Highlands End
4.5 miles from Golden Cap
3.5 miles from Graston Copse
22.6 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Eype Beach in Dorset
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  • Eype Beach in Dorset
  • Eype Beach in Dorset

Eype is a beautiful pebble beach located on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Just a short 500m walk from our Highlands End Holiday Park, this secluded spot is the ideal place to escape, relax and enjoy far reaching views out to sea and along the coast. Like most of West Dorset’s coastline, Eype has a shelved shingle bank, flanked by steep cliffs stretching into the distance. It is perhaps lesser known than other beaches in the area, which means that it can be relatively quiet even in the height of the summer season.

Far-reaching views

Thorncombe Beacon rises high above the beach and avid walkers can enjoy picturesque hikes along the South West Coast Path. In the spring thrift grows along the cliff path, creating a beautiful purple backdrop for landscape photographers who favour the location. Eype is rugged and undeveloped, which adds to its charm throughout the seasons. In the summer it is perfect for enjoying a picnic or BBQ and in the colder months fantastic for a bracing walk. Eype is popular amongst anglers and fossil hunters.

Dog friendly

Eype Beach is one of the best beaches in Dorset for dog owners, with it being dog friendly all year round. Whats more, it is just a short walk from Highlands End Holiday Park with the dog friendly Martin’s Bar & Restaurant and there is an enclosed 3 acre dog exercising field with fantastic coastal views located between the park and the beach for exercising dogs off the lead.

For visitors travelling by car there is small car park located on the cliff side with steep steps down to the beach. The car park is small so arriving early is advisable during busier times of years. There is an honesty box in the car park for donations. The New Inn Pub is just 300m away if you are looking for a bite to eat or a cold drink during your visit. There are no life guards on duty at Eype, therefore care must be taken when entering the water. Whilst many visitors choose to swim here, the sea gets deep very quickly so children should be supervised when paddling or playing in the water.

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At West Dorset Leisure Holidays, we have a great choice of accommodation and facilities across 4 family-run holiday parks on or near the Jurassic Coast - Highlands End, Golden Cap, Graston Copse and Sandyholme, as well as Caravan and Lodge Holiday Homes for sale.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset and the South West. 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 - there is more information on the pages for each park.

dorset tourism awards gold 2021/222021 travelers choice tripadvisor awarddavid bellamy blooming marvellous pledge for nature 2022david bellamy conservation gold award 2020/21taste of the west south west england award 2022david bellmay conservation award honey bee friendly park awardgolden cap holiday park commended south westthe queens green canopy platinum jubilee logoplastic free champion surfers against sewage

What our guests say

  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

    Linda S - Google Reviews
    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme