Fishing Boats

A small seaside town where the river Wey meets the south coast. Surprisingly not terribly touristy with a nice central shopping area that has a mix of typical high street shops and local tourist shops complete with several pedestrian-only streets. They still fish here with the marina and harbour still in regular use. Historically, there is the Nothe Fort on the river entrance (entrance fee charged) which is, I am told, worth a visit.

Nothe Fort

There is a nice beach here though a bit rocky without a lot of the arcades and crass shops you might see in other seaside towns. To the east of the town you can see the white cliffs of the south coast, to the west you can see the island of Portland.



There are a number of places to stay in town but we would recommend staying a short distance away from town. We stayed at the lovely “Lyndale Guest House” which is right along the ocean but at the far east of town so much quieter (though in summer parking might be a bit tricky).

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