Hidden beaches & coves

Uninterrupted landscapes to view and natural beauty spots to explore.

Local beaches

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant is close to many stunning beaches and coastal areas providing uninterrupted landscapes of natural beauty to explore. Here are some of our favourites...

Overlooking Seatown Beach Dorset England UK
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A pebbly beach with views of Golden Cap, the south coast’s loftiest cliff, and good fossil-hunting potential. Lunch at The Anchor Inn - a chocolate-box pub right on the beach and ideal for families with a large outdoor dining area.

Distance: 18 miles
Journey time: 35 minutes

An ammonite fossil on the beach close to Lyme Regis on Dorset's Jurassic Coast

Kimmeridge Bay

Great for exploring wildlife and geology along the Heritage Coast, with a marine centre run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. The sheltered bay allows swimming, diving, and picnicking.

Distance: 40 miles
Journey time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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