Eype Tourist Guide
where the broken cliffs, the beach, and the extensive upland common provide many quiet spots for all who^ like to spend lazy days. It may be reached direct from Bridport by a deliehtful ramble across fields by way of Allington, the Lovers' Grove, and field-path to Eype church, standing on the ridge, whence the rough lane leads through the village, down a ravine to the beach; but perhaps the best way is by the path starting from West Bay and running not far from the edge of the cliff.
The slipping nature of the coast hereabouts has necessitated considerable sloping off and draining and the building of a sea wall. Several paths cross inland over Eype Down, which has an interesting earthwork. Continuing over Thorncombe Beacon we reach Seatown (Anchor Inn), a little settlement in a more open situation than Eype, in the next break in the cliffs.It is a seaside offshoot of Chideock, a mile inland on the Lyme Regis road. Seatown, like all these places where a house or two may be found in a break in the cliffs, is growing in a modest way, with a few boats, the inevitable huts, and facilities for refreshment.
When on holiday and you are visiting the village of Eype in Dorset you could be forgiven for thinking that it might not be the most exciting place. Granted its not got the latest run of high street shops or a wide choice of restaurants and entertainment facilities – but this is the point Eype is beautiful because of just that..