Our Weekend Away in Broadchurch AKA Briport, Dorset

Did you watch Broadchurch? I loved it but I never really thought about where it was filmed.
Then, last weekend we went to visit relatives in Bridport, Dorset and stayed a couple of nights.
On the first day my Brother-in-law took us to West Bay which is less than a mile away from his home and instantly I recognised it from Broadchurch. It was quite amusing seeing lots of people stop and take photos of ‘Wessex’ police station. Of course I had to sneak one in myself.

a photo of the police station that appeared in the drama Broadchurch

And here’s one I took of the Jurassic Coastline at West Bay.

the sea, beach and cliff side at West Bay in dorset

The next day the kids went fossil hunting at nearby Charmouth Beach. The beach was too rocky for me so I had to be content with sitting on the promenade being calmed by the sea and enjoying the sunshine.  It was a real strange day weather wise. When we arrived it was raining so hard we couldn’t get out of the car, but once the rain cloud passed we had lovely sunshine! A couple more dark clouds passed by but we didn’t have anymore rain.

The sea lapping against a sandy beach and lots of big rocks

After lunch we went to visit Lyme Regis, a seaside town I’d not visited before. It turned out to be a beautiful day and the kids quickly changed into their costumes and went paddling in the sea and were building sandcastle on the beach.

The beach full of holiday makers, the sea and a lovely blue summer sky

Once again I was stranded on the promenade but my longing to tip my toes in the sea got the better of me and it was so close I thought I could make it. I asked my hubby to hold me and I hobbled barefoot across the sand to the water and paddled. It was amazing! It was also very cold and sent my feet and legs into spasm so walking back was incredibly painful and I couldn’t get back up the step to the promenade and hubby had to ask a stranger to help lift me. It was so worth it though.

On the evening we had a lovely BBQ in our relatives back garden while the kids played on the trampoline. It was such a lovely weekend and our relatives were amazing hosts.

The next day we made our way home and decided to stop off at Weston-Super-Mare for lunch at a beach side cafe.

We love Dorset so much we are planning on returning next year for a whole week.

Country Kids


  1. August 12, 2017 / 7:41 am

    You were in my neck of the woods! Pleased to hear you had a nice time. Charmouth is a favourite with locals and visitors as there is so much space and it's not at all commercialised. #countrykids

  2. August 12, 2017 / 10:13 am

    What an exciting place to explore, I bet the kids loved seeing scenes they might've seen on the TV. I know a lot of people who come here go off exploring the Poldark scenes and it must feel much the same exploring Bridport. I bet some time on the beach made the holiday for the kids as well!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  3. August 13, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    So glad the sun came out for you! I loved Broadchurch so would be one of those taking photos! Dorset is a beautiful part of the world. Looks like a lovely trip #countrykids

  4. westcountrymumblog
    August 14, 2017 / 6:47 am

    Can't beat the Jurassic Coast – we love it here. So many lovely beaches to explore all offering something different. Will be great for you to spend a whole week here next year. #countrykids

  5. liquoriceuk
    August 16, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Sounds like a lovely weekend. I love the views across the cliffs at West Bay. Glad you managed to get your paddle in the sea although sorry to hear that it sent your legs into spasm. #countrykids

  6. August 18, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Sounds like the perfect weekend :), glad you managed to get a paddle in. Monkey went down with his grandparents to god fossil hunting and came back with all sorts of finds! #CountryKids

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