Without even stepping away from the car park you will be in awe of the stunning, dramatic coastal views and rolling hills. Stonebarrow is the perfect place to take in the sights, stroll around the winding paths or aim for a hill on the Jurassic Coast.

Take in the views

Stonebarrow is part of the Golden Cap Estate, made up of rolling hills, pastoral fields, sunken lanes, ancient hedgerows and dramatic coastline. Take time strolling around the top of Stonebarrow, or head down the hill following the signs. Remember though, going downhill can be easy, but what goes down has to come back up and it can get pretty steep here!

Golden Cap, the highest point on the South Coast at 188m, can be easily seen from here. If you’re lucky, on a clear day the view stretches straight across to Portland and the eagle-eyed of you may even see its lighthouse!

There is a small barista coffee trailer here selling refreshments, 7 days a week April to September and weekends in October.

View from Stonebarrow towards Golden Cap c. Tony Gill
St Gabriel beach can be accessed from Golden Cap.

Walk a little ... or a lot!

The opportunities for walking in this area are almost endless – you can have a gentle stroll through the meandering paths or walk the renowned Jurassic Coast . Here are some suggestions:

  • Short walks: If you have an hour then try a short walk, starting from Stonebarrow Car Park, with stunning views guaranteed! Follow the SMUGGLERS TRAIL (suitable for all the family) and find out about the smugglers who once lived along the Dorset coastline and the revenue men who tried to catch them.
  • South West Coast Path: This is part of the National Trail. You can walk a little or a lot of the coast path from here. If you want a challenge with lots of steep ups and downs then this may be for you – FIND OUT MORE
  • Jurassic Coaster: If you want to walk just one way, check out the X53 Jurassic Coaster bus route as there’s a bus stop 1 mile away in Charmouth. FIND OUT MORE

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