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.

Also known as:

Eype

Type of beach

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Bridport

Postcode

DT6 6AL

OS grid ref.

SY 4490 9094

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

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.

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.

Deb
May 28th 2020

Lovely beach except for too many unruly dogs and poo bags

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