I couldn’t travel all the way to the south coast and not see what all the fuss was about, every dog I know loves a good beach. A few weeks ago we were down in Dorset, staying in a small village on the outskirts of Axminster only 20 minutes from the coast. After a quick google search, the hoomans decided that we should visit the beach at Bridport one evening. There were a few reasons for that.. one, I was actually allowed to have a run about on it off my lead. It’s amazing just how many of the beaches I’m not allowed on.. two, hoodad was determined to go home with a fossil and Bridport (known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast) has a pretty good reputation for prehistoric swag.
So off we went..
and it didn’t disappoint..
Alright, it was a bit cloudy, slightly windy and not particularly warm, but we didn’t let the weather stop us having fun and neither did the other furry visitors.
It’s hard to tell from the pic, but that’s a guy walking his Ferret on the beach, yes an actual Ferret. Obviously I had to get up close and investigate, I had never seen a Ferret before.
Hoomum wondered whether I would like it in the sea, so she tried her hardest to lure me in with a ball.
I was having none of it, the sea isn’t for me, well I don’t think so, not just yet anyway. So I legged it..
..and spent some time playing with my ball..
.. after a short while, I began to wonder whether I could assist hoodad in the great fossil hunt.
I don’t think I was much help but I had fun trying.
For anyone interested in the strange misshapen pebbles, hoodad did manage to find a few.
Don’t ask me what they are, I don’t have a clue. Hoodad says they’re called ammonites, but I’m not sure I believe him.
If you would like to know more about the beach at Bridport Town and other facilities in the nearby area, this website, which also includes details of up and coming events is well worth checking out. We were only in the area for a few nights so we didn’t get chance to explore anything other than the beach, I’m looking forward to going back one day though as it is a truly beautiful place.