Eype our Local Village


Eype has been described as one of West Dorset’s most beautiful villages. The village is full of thatched cottages with country gardens, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can enjoy a meal at the New Inn, or take away from Eype Eats and have a picnic on the beach. Set in a stunning location Eype provides the opportunity to walk along the Coastal Path and is an ideal escape to the country.

The New Inn

The New Inn is a real local, just five minutes walk from the sea on the world-famous Jurassic Coast. An extensive menu of home-cooked food using local suppliers, and a fine selection of draught products and Palmers fine ale. A welcome for walkers and dogs awaits, with a stunning beer garden overlooking the picture-perfect valley and rolling coastal hills beyond.

Downhouse Farm

Surrounded by meandering footpaths that criss-cross the farm and offer up endless stunning views. Both within the garden and whilst out walking you can expect to see an enormous range of wildflowers, grasses, butterflies, birds and bees, all encouraged by their humble approach to farming. Imagine being able to enjoy all of this safe in the knowledge that, whatever time of day you tire and your tummy needs filling, you can drop into the little garden oasis and enjoy some food a drink and water your dog can too!


The closest shop to the park is up at the Highlands End here you can find a small Spar shop with all the essentials.

 The Beach

Less well-known than some of the beaches found along the Jurassic Coast, Eype Beach offers peaceful seclusion away from the more popular beaches located at Lyme Regis and West Bay. Eype Beach provides a haven for dog walkers and is open to dogs all year round.