Out & About
Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Shipton Gorge, Dorset to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!
Don't Forget Your Walking Boots Prairie De Gorge is idyllically situated between West Bay and Hive Beach, and makes an ideal base for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Fossil hunters will delight at the dramatic landscape, where some of the rocks on Chesil beach are up to 200 million years old! Visit the early 15th Century St Martins Church, visible from almost every viewpoint in Shipton Gorge.
On Horseback Bidlake Farm riding stables at Broadoak (just north of Bridport) offer tailor-made rides to suit all capabilities, whether it's a gentle family hack or something a little more lively for more experienced riders.
All Aboard! Boat trips from West Bay make for a great family day out. Fishing fanatics will relish the chance to catch mackerel directly off Hive Beach.
All Creatures Great and Small Visit the only public swannery in the UK at nearby Abbotsbury. Families also have the opportunity to visit the tropical gardens and child-friendly zoo to complete a fun-filled day.
Roll Up, Roll Up! The bustling town of Bridport is only ten minutes away, so be sure to catch the weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. With a multitude of established market traders offering antiques, delicatessens, clothing, plants and more, it’s the perfect place to stock up on unique treats and treasures before you head home.
Underwater Adventures With the coast less than three miles away, why not jump in at the deep end and try your hand at SCUBA diving? Hive Beach (listed as a World Heritage Site) is a popular shore dive spot and the perfect place for a beginner's first underwater experience.
Nearest Beaches 2.6 miles to Hive Beach, 3.6 miles to West Bay Harbour.
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