Golden Cap

Important notice -

Access at St Gabriels beach is now closed. The permissive path at St Gabriels is currently closed due to a landslide that has taken the top of the steps away.

Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site

Golden Cap

Things to see and do

A female walker lying on the ground at the top of Golden Cap, admiring the view east towards Portland

Highlights of the Golden Cap Estate 

What to see and do on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset, including unforgettable views and lovely coastal and countryside walks.

Three female walkers on the top of Golden Cap on a cold, sunny day

Activities you can enjoy on the Golden Cap Estate 

From walking and wildlife watching to swimming and geocaching, find out about outdoor activities on the Golden Cap Estate.

A small dog sitting on Golden Cap summit, looking along the coast

Dog walking at Golden Cap 

Bring your pet for a splash around in the sea or a good leg stretch on the coast path or footpaths. Many local dog walkers enjoy a scenic circuit of Langdon Hill. Please keep your dog under control where livestock are grazing and respect all restrictions for dogs on the beaches.

Golden Cap

What's on 

Two children studying their maps at a map and compass event on Stonebarrow

What's on  

There's plenty going on here all year round. From family events in the school holidays to guided walks, why not join us for a special day out?

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Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the recent Far from the Madding Crowd film.

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A colourful field of green-winged orchid on the Golden Cap Estate

Wildlife on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset 

Learn about the wildlife you can see on the Golden Cap Estate, from wildflowers in the haymeadows to dragonflies in the ponds.