Seatown Things to Do
Golden Cap dominates the coastline from both land and sea. It was so named because of its cap of golden-red sandstone - no longer quite so spectacular because of encroaching vegetation at the summit.
At its highest point it is 618ft, (191m) above sea level and the highest point on the south coast of England . For comparison the chalk cliffs at Beachy Head in Kent are 141feet high (43m).
The view from the top has breathtaking panoramic views from Start Point, in Devon to the west, and looking east to Portland Bill.
The coast was bought by the National Trust in its "Neptune Coastline" Campaign for the protection of natural beauty. Safeguarding the natural environment has always been an important part of the work of the Trust and its very first acquisition in 1895 was a stretch of coast line in Wales
above Cardigan Bay.
Views from the top to east and west of Seatown are well worth the effort - though this walk is usually described as one of the easiest in the area.
But as always be aware of weather changes - low clouds and sudden mists can seriously effect visibility and always heed notices regarding unsafe cliffs and cliff falls.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
What better after an invigorating walk than to take some rest and refreshment at a typical sea side Pub?
The Anchor Inn at Seatown is almost on the beach at a sheltered point in a small coveand from the sturdy outdoor tables and chairs on the lawn overlooking the bay you can continue to enjoy views of the coastline and surrounding hills.
We chose from the light snacks sandwich menu and were very satisfied but next time will go for lunch or dinner as the menu meals sound and look very good - and reasonably priced.
Do check the website for opening times as on a previous winter visit we missed having a meal here.
Locally made beers, brewed in Bridport by Palmers are sold here as well as a good range of local cider.
There is a good sized Payable beach car-park; free to members of the National Trust in possession of a current membership card and displaying the NT Badge on the windscreen.