Having navigated the narrow lanes to Eype's Mouth the holiday cottage was everything it was made out to be. It was spacious, well equipped, and only a few minutes walk from the sea. Although parking is limited to outside the chalet, there's room for two cars. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment for the self-caterer. The sitting area is spacious and provides a view across the site's grassed area where rabbits could be seen morning and night. The bathroom was spacious too, and the two bedrooms most comfortably fitted out.
Eype's Mouth is a mile or so walk from West Bay along the South West Coastal Path. Very scenic, but quite hilly. West Bay hosts numerous places to eat and has plenty of parking should you choose to drive there (10 mins). In the other direction is Downhouse Farm, a National Trust farm, which has a lovely tea room (and clotted cream as thick as you could possibly want!). Just inland of west Bay is Bridport which has a large Morrison's store, as well as a reasonable selection of shops. A bit further away is Weymouth which is a good sized town.
The beach at Eype's Mouth is all pebble, as are several along this part of the Dorset coast. However there are also many sandy beaches to be found.
All along this stretch of coast are quaint, old fashioned places which have not been taken over by the brash amusement arcades like some seaside towns.
If you like relaxing, and in particular countryside walking, then this is the ideal place for you to stay.