Eypemouth Beach (Eype)

The beach at Eypemouth is a mix of gravel and shingle, although the odd patches of sand are occasionally exposed by the tidal movement. What makes the beach special, are the stunning views of the cliffs along the Lyme Bay Jurassic coastline.

The blue lias clay cliffs which back the beach here can be unstable and subject to landslides.  Visitors should keep a safe distance from these and never attempt to climb them.

Although there is no lifeguard visitors come to Eyprmouyh to swim and surf in the waves during the warmer summer months.  The beach is also a popular spot for fishing throughout the year.

There are a number of spectacular cliff-top walks in the area with the South West Coast Path passes nearby.

To access the beach by car, follow signs to Lower Eype from the Bridport bypass.  From the private, rural car park, a path with steps leads down to the beach.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SY 4490 9094


Private car park with approximately 75 spaces.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Eypemouth Beach Reviews

Great swimming beach

Laura S
Nov 07th 2020

Even though there is no lifeguard, I think it’s safer to swim here than West Bay or Hive because there is no undertow.  It’s also great to swim with your dog.

Not for small dogs

Jul 23rd 2022

All the sand has been washed away, now nothing but large pebles which are difficult for small paws

May 28th 2020

Lovely beach except for too many unruly dogs and poo bags

Limited car parking, no toilets.

Aug 03rd 2020

Car parking is very limited and it’s a long, long, long walk from anywhere that you can park, down a long steep hill. Going back up would be very tiring after a long day at the beach, especially carrying things. There are no toilet facilities.

What did we get wrong?