Great food, sandy beaches and peaceful countryside can all be enjoyed on Dorset self-catering holidays in Burton Bradstock. This sleepy village is located in the Bride Valley, close to the mouth of the River Bride. On Burton Bradstock’s doorstep, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is famous for its incredible geology and dinosaur fossils. Explore the village from your holiday cottage in Bradstock and you will notice rows of 16th and 17th century thatched homes. On Mill Street, there is a graceful church, a post office and a grocery. Nearby, there is a Bronze Age burial mound. The Three Horseshoes is a historic inn serving exceptional food, prepared with the finest local ingredients, while on the High Street, The Anchor is another cosy, old pub with a reputation for great seafood and local beers.
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The beach is a short walk southward from the village centre. Managed by the National Park with a small car park, it is a glorious stretch of golden sand, backed by low cliffs. Hive Beach Café has a deck overlooking the shore, where wine and seafood can be enjoyed, and the Seaside Boarding House is a stylish bar and restaurant which also has a reputation for excellent food. Every May, the Spring Tide Festival take place on the beach, providing visitors with the chance to sample food prepared by Dorset’s best chefs, on the doorstep of holiday cottages in Bradstock. The farmland and woods surrounding the village are crisscrossed by a number of scenic footpaths, and a coast path runs to West Bay, with spectacular views across the English Channel. Burton Bradstock is set within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an enchanting reserve of heathland, forest and rolling hills. The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site, covering 96 miles, with spectacular arches, pinnacles and stack rocks.