The Broadchurch Effect – Part 2

With the second series of ITV’s gripping crime drama Broadchurch hitting our screens last night, businesses around Dorset’s West Bay are bracing themselves for another surge of visitors to the high cliffs and beaches that have become so symbolic of the hit show. Among them are Devon & Dorset Cottages (, now part of the Toad Hall Cottages group, who offer a choice of luxury properties around West Bay, ideal for Broadchurch fans to use as a base to discover the area.

Dorset’s famous cliffs, near Bridport.

Broadchurch has done a lot to showcase the natural beauty of West Bay, part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and rightly so as the area has lots to offer. Not only is it a wonderful seaside location for family holidays, there’s fossil hunting, beautiful coastal and country walks, fishing, scuba diving, paragliding and golf, as well as exploring  the historic market town of Bridport, where the writer of Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall lived. And for die-hard fans there are ‘Broadchurch Tours’ to all the key sites from the show including the police station, newsagent and death cliff!

Buzzards Swoop


In 2015, we are happy to offer a number of holiday cottages in and around West Bay including Buzzards Swoop (Sleeps 4, 7 nights from £330) a beautifully refurbished farm workers cottage in stunning countryside; Perday Cottage (Sleeps 5, 7 nights from £320) a pretty dog friendly country cottage with cosy wood-burner and exposed beams just 2 miles from the famous cliffs; or Tenerife apartment (Sleeps 2, 7 nights from £345)  a romantic apartment on the seafront at Lyme Regis with unbroken views across the bay.

The view from Tenerife apartment