If you want to experience a leisurely section of the South West Coast path during your Dorset holiday then this 1.9 mile walk around the village of Burton Bradstock is perfect. The circular walk is a great one if you’re taking your dog with you too as it takes walkers past dog friendly beaches and one or two pubs.
East Beach welcomes dogs throughout the summer season, and you can use this walk to explore the concealed beaches of Hive Beach and Cogden Beach – two hidden little coves that look all the prettier for being lesser known.
Lyme Bay sits at the heart of the Jurassic Coastline, so as you look over to the cliffs try to imagine how they looked more than 184 million years ago (just to make this walk even more awe inspiring). If you look closely you’ll even be able to see the Cobb jutting out from the mainland, the town’s infamous harbour defence.
Enjoy this unchallenging walk along the cliff tops and admire the sight of Lyme Bay in the distance. Before you know it the path will take you down into one of the county’s most historic villages for a true glimpse of life in Dorset. Burton Bradstock is picture postcard pretty, and its thatched cottages and friendly residents make it a lovely reminder of how Dorset was in days gone by.