Known as Dorset’s ‘gateway to the Jurassic Coast’ Bridport is a bustling market town with lots of lovely entertainment and breath-taking scenery. Originally founded by the Romans, the area has experienced a fascinating upheaval that you can learn about at the local museum. The real talking point of this town is the endless variety of festivals and events held there including literature, music, food and drink, not forgetting regular local arts, farmers and vintage markets. Ensure you check the itinerary before you go to truly make the most of your time there.
Why visit Bridport?
As part of a UNESCO Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this seaside town is a striking destination and wonderful place to unwind. Bridport harbour sits on the mouth of the River Brit and contains ‘Jurassic Pier’ and some lovely sandy beaches.
Things to do in Bridport:
The harbour can hold up to seventy boats and offers boat trips out into the Atlantic waters, it’s a fantastic way to see the Jurassic Coast! There are lovely café’s, restaurants and bars including the traditional fish and chips.
Why stay in a Bridport cottage?
The chance to stay on the glorious Jurassic Coast is just too good to resist. There is lots to do in the town and if you’re after outdoor adventure, it’s the perfect place from which to walk, cycle and hike along magnificent cliffs, across open fields and beside the sandy beaches of the coast. Our cottages in Bridport are the perfect base for exploring the local area.
Three must see things in Bridport:
- The National Trust-owned Golden Cap Cliffs are the highest point on the South Coast and tower over a fossil beach, a great place to go in search of ammonite souvenirs.
- R J Balson is the oldest direct lineage family firm in the UK. Founded in 1515, the family butchers have been selling delicacies for over 500 years.
- Wander down Bridport harbour, the cliffs beyond provided the backdrop for award-winning ITV drama, Broadchurch.