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Eype beach and cliffs.jpg
Looking west from Eype Mouth
Eype is located in Dorset
Eype shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SY449917
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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50°43′18″N 2°46′56″W / 50.7218°N 2.7823°W / 50.7218; -2.7823Coordinates: 50°43′18″N 2°46′56″W / 50.7218°N 2.7823°W / 50.7218; -2.7823

Eype ( /p/) is a small village in southwest Dorset, England,[1] situated in the West Dorset district about 1.25 miles (2.01 km) southwest of Bridport. It lies on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site on the English Channel and is within the civil parish of Symondsbury.

Eype means "steep place". Many of the village buildings can be traced back to the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries[citation needed], but little is known in detail until the Victorian era.

To the west of Eype Beach is Golden Cap, the highest cliff on the south coast of England at 191 m above sea level. In 2011 a beach hut at Eype Beach went on the market for £200,000.[2]

A notable resident was the antiques dealer Paul Atterbury.[3]

St Peter's Church is regularly used for art exhibitions, known as Eype Centre for the Arts and was also used to record P.J. Harveys Mercury prize-winning Let England Shake[4]

The village contains Eype's Mouth Country Hotel, The New Inn (operated by Palmers Brewery), Eype House Caravan and Camping Park and Highlands End Holiday Park.


  1. ^ "eype dorset, a delightful village in west dorset". Eype-dorset.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Wooden Eype beach shack valued at £1 goes on market for £200k | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ Chris Carson (11 December 2008). "All change at Eype as railway home goes on the market". bournemouthecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  4. ^ http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/8785310.PJ_Harvey_s_Eype_Church_album_to_be_released/

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Eype at Wikimedia Commons