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Seatown Beach

Chideock, Dorset

A steep shingle beach set in a bay. Great for collecting fossils. It is more suitable for shore fishing than sun bathing. The beach is backed by blue Lias cliffs which are unsafe and dangerous to climb.

Beach Type



Including disabled facilities
And a pub


Swimming and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal path and cliff and seashore wildlife at the beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is not cleaned but there are litter bins.

Tourist Information

Bridport Tourist Information Centre 47 South Street DT6 3NY Tel: 01308 424901 Fax: 01308 421060 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Chideock
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7214, -2.82316
Postcode: DT6 6JU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Chideock, Dorset at Explore Britain.


Take the A35 and the beach is down a narrow lane from Chideock.

Public Transport


Nearest Railway Stations

Axminster (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking for 100 cars. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Sea Hill Lane, Seatown (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Langdon Hill, Chideock (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Mount Lane, Bridport (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Stonebarrow, Charmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Esplanade, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.6 miles away
The Mound, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.7 miles away
West Street, Bridport (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Quayside, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Football Club, Bridport (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
The George, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Chideock