Golden Cap in Dorset

Golden Cap

The highest point on the south coast of England with magnificent views over the Jurassic Coast

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4.2 miles from Highlands End
2 miles from Golden Cap
7.5 miles from Graston Copse
27.4 miles from Sandyholme

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Golden Cap is the highest point on the south coast of England. It stands at 199m above sea level and rewards hikers with magnificent panoramic views along the Jurassic Coastline. It is situated in between the towns of Chramouth and Bridport and lies on the South West Coast Path, a popular walking route for avid ramblers. On a clear day it is possible to see to Portland Bill in the East and Devon and Dartmoor towards the west. In land the beautiful rolling Dorset hill stretch as far as the eye can see.

The Golden Cap estate includes an old radar station, information point, toilet and small shop, which can be accessed by Stonebarrow Hill. It is maintained by the National Trust and home to a number of plant species and wildlife, including rare species of bat.

Getting to Golden Cap

It is not possible to park at Golden Cap itself, however there are a number of places to park the car nearby – depending on the distance you would like to walk! National Trust’s Langdon Hill is perfect if you’re looking for something a little more gentle. There is a circular walk through the forrest, which can be extended to encompass Golden Cap. In the spring bluebells carpet the paths.

If you’re hoping to complete a longer trek you can walk from the Anchor pub at Seatown, where you can sample a delicious local ale or bite to eat before your journey. The 40 minute hike takes you through meadows and fields, which creates a wonderful backdrop as you walk. Our aptly named Golden Cap Holiday Park is also located here.

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Holidays in Dorset

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. 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