13 miles. To quote the excellent Visit Somerset website “The stretch of sand between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down is the second longest in Europe and includes eight beaches. It is clearly a draw for beach lovers as the campsites and parks that serve it together make up one of the largest concentrations of caravans on the continent!” We like it out of season.
Where they used to film Harbour Lights, then made an appearance in Far from the madding crowd, and most recently Broadchurch. West Bay is also known as Bridport Harbour and it’s where we sometimes get day-boat fish from.
The highest point on the coast around here at Golden Cap and a lovely wooded walk around Langdon Hill – we cheat and park on Langdon Hill car park marked P on the map and reached by taking a sneaky little left turn off the A35 going west from Chideock.