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Eypemouth Beach

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Eypemouth Beach - Dorset

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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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Toilets
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SY 4490 9094

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended