Activities & Days Out, Beaches & Coastline, Days Out in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire

Osmington Mills

This is a small hamlet, close to Weymouth.

Its the furthest of the beaches I’m suggesting to you, but it’s another that I find quite special.

Its another of the Jurassic coast beaches, its shingle and its again accessed from cliffs. Its not as much of a hike down to the beach as Durdle door, but it gets onto my list because of two things.

  • The first is the fossils. I’ve found fossils on this beach since I was a small child, so its always been somewhere I’ve enjoyed walking along.
  • The second is the pub!! We came here when I was a small child, and my brother and I would roll down the hill into the beer garden, I love watching my son do the same thing with all the other children. It seems kids have been rolling down that hill for decades!

The Smugglers Inn is a very old Pub, situated at the end of the road down to the beach. you can park up, enjoy a lovely long walk along the cliffs, head down to the beach searching for fossils or rockpool fishing and then get back to the pub for a great lunch.

They have some local information on the website too. It gets really busy in the summer because its such a great location, so book if you can. The car journey on a normal day should take you just under an hour.


Recommended by

Dionne Bell