Martin’s Bar & Restaurant has a superb location just outside of Bridport and West Bay on the clifftop at Eype. The venue is part of the family-owned Highlands End Holiday Park, but is open to all including local residents. Just off the A35 near the turning to the village of Eype, you will find the entrance to the park, which takes you up a sweeping tree-lined private driveway with beautiful views over Bridport and the surrounding countryside.
As you arrive at the park, Martin’s Bar & Restaurant is straight in front of you, opposite the Park Reception and next to Highlands End Leisure Club. There is plenty of free parking available and the venue can be accessed through the Beer Garden, or on the other side of the building by the Park Reception.
Visitors to Martin’s Bar & Restaurant are welcome to explore the park, visit the park reception or park shop and take a walk down through the park. As well as welcoming dogs at Martin’s Bar & Restaurant, it is just a 10 minute walk to the coast path and the dog exercising meadow where they can have a run off the lead.
The coast path is perfect for a walk after a tasty meal and it’s just 15 minutes to Eype Beach or 20 minutes to West Bay and there is also a free circular 2 to 3 mile nature trail around the park, taking in Mower’s Mead Wildlife Lake, the “Bee Bank” and the Bug Hotel. It’s also a fantastic location for stargazing, free from light pollution. On clear nights from March to October, you can see the milky way with your own eyes and on winter evenings, the sky is even clearer – read our tips for stargazing.
There are many other places to visit within walking distance or a short drive from Martin’s Bar & Restaurant like the iconic Colmer’s Hill with its stunning countryside views, Eype Down with a carpet of bluebells in spring and the clifftop of Thorncombe Beacon with views along the Jurassic Coast. Further afield you can visit Charmouth with its Heritage Coast Centre and fossil hunting beach, Lyme Regis with its charming high street and harbour, the peaceful village of Burton Bradstock with beach and scenic Jurassic Coast Road with views over Chesil Beach towards Weymouth and Portland.