Two of Dorset's towns are named in the top 17 most picturesque seaside locations in the UK

Lyme Regis has this week been listed as the 13th most picturesque seaside town in the UK (with Bridport coming 16th) by the British newspaper METRO.

25 miles west of Dorchester, Lyme Regis goes so far as to feature in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion, and also influenced British writer John Fowles who lived in the town. Home to several English Heritage sites and with a long maritime and naval history to boot, the Victorian seaside resort has been well preserved to boast idyllic architecture alongside seaside scenery.

Unlike many seaside towns, Bridport’s local economy does not surround maritime trade. Instead, it’s a market town, dating back to the Saxon era and located in South Dorset. Its focus away from the sea has perhaps done the town good, allowing it to develop on its own terms into a brilliantly sleepy destination for beach lovers.

Both seaside towns are about a leisurely hour's drive from most of our cottages - but we believe are well worth a visit!


Ginny Kay


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