Bridport West Bay
This pretty little town has a really busy and buzzy feel to it, especially on Saturdays and Wednesdays when market stalls line the wide pavements. It’s free to go into the museum ( where you can see some of the weird and wonderful things in the collection, including dolls, ancient Roman artefacts and an example of The Bridport Dagger – the hangman’s noose. Bridport was at one time the rope and net-making capital of the world. At nearby West Bay (pictured), a fishing trip is recommended on a sunny day. There’s a fun, nine-hole pitch and putt course at the local golf club ( and the near-vertical East Cliff is a challenge for any family. Round it off with fish and chips from one of the kiosks around the harbour, an ice-cream from the Esplanade or a seafood snack from the easy-going Watch House Café (