Eype Mouth is a sloping southwest-facing gravel and sand beach lying just to the southeast of Thorncombe Beacon, near Bridport.
The western end of the beach tends to be more strewn with boulders. These have fallen from the cliffs so if visiting please take heed and do not sit directly below the cliffs.
The beach lies a quarter of a mile from the village of Lower Eype and has a small car park. There are holiday parks and a campsite nearby, so the beach is rarely deserted.
There are some spectacular walks along the South West Coast Path here, especially from Golden Cap; the highest point on the south coast of England; and the path down from Thorncombe Beacon.
On entering Eype Mouth itself, the Coast Path runs across the beach which can be traversed using stepping stones on the way southeast to West Bay, Burton Bradstock and ultimately Chesil.
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Interesting geology
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map 116: Lyme Regis and Bridport
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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