We are surrounded by areas of outstanding national beauty with footpaths leading to spectacular views of Portland and the Chesil beach. Here are just a few examples of the attractions that are easily accessible from the farm.
- Weymouth is a seaside town, it has a long crescent shaped sandy beach which is great for kids and has a historic harbour, marina and RSPB nature reserve, Radipole lake.
- The Jurassic Coast(UNESCO world heritage site) where the beaches are famous for the fossils that can still be found
- Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock, is home to the award wining Hive Beach Café
- West Bay, the home of Broadchurch, is 10 miles away
- Chesil Beach and the enclosed Fleet Lagoon are a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the view of the beach from Abbotsbury has been voted by Country Life magazine as Britain’s third best view. The Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach feature in the novel Moonfleet.
Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon
- The Isle of Portland has an long established Bird Observatory and the castle was Henry VIII’s stronghold
- Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and has a bustling high street. It also has several museums including the Dorset County Museum, Tutankhamen Museum and the Keep Military Museum
- The village of Abbotsbury is home to a swannary with 600 swans. From mid May to late June you may be able to see the cygnets hatching and also help feed them. It has a children’s farm and subtropical gardens. Another claim to fame is that Abbotsbury was a film location for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
- Maiden Castle is the largest Iron Age Hill fort in England