Friday, 9 March 2007
Lyme Bay, Eype
Eype, access steps to beach. looking east.
Eype is a tiny village just to the west of Bridport. West Bay Pier can be seen in the distance in the photograph above. Turn off the A35 at the picnic area and take the narrow windy lane signposted Lower Eype. Parking is in a field at the end of the lane. In winter this field is closed and there is no parking anywhere close to the venue. In front of the access steps to the beach there is fairly clean ground, out to the west there is more broken ground where dogfish are more commonly caught along with wrasse and bass. Rays are caught on the cleaner ground along with other species.
Eype, looking west.
There are no facilities at the beach, there is a pub back in the village or a burger bar and cafe by the picnic area back at the main road, there are also toilet facilities. The beach is safe for children but the access steps are steep and could be a problem for less mobile anglers.