Golden Cap

Important notice -

Good news - the steps providing the only access to the secluded St Gabriels beach have been repaired. The whole cliff here is very mobile and it is weather-dependent how long the repairs will last.

Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site

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Things to see and do

The golden cliffs just west of Burton Bradstock, seen from a boat on a sunny evening in August

Important safety notice about the risk of cliff falls 

Important safety notice. Following a major rock fall near West Bay on 16 August, we urge you to stay away from the cliff bottom at Burton Bradstock and stay well back from the edge when using the coast path along the cliff top. Please take heed of safety signs on site – these cliffs are unstable and liable to rock falls at any time.

Julia Bradbury standing on the western slope up to Golden Cap with a view of Lyme Bay in the background

Julia Bradbury's Best Walks With A View - Golden Cap 

Former Countryfile presenter and keen walker Julia Bradbury filmed in the West Dorset region for her ITV series Best Walks with a View. Discover her favourite scenic landscapes from the Golden Cap walk, and if you've been inspired to lace your boots you can read the route to follow in Julia's footsteps.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

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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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Wildlife

Parasol Mushroom at Burton Bradstock

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.

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Get involved

A back view of a young woman walking towards the beach at Ringstead on a footpath with flower filled hedgerows

The South West Coast path challenge 

Help protect 630 miles of coast path by taking part in the South West Coast Path Challenge this October. Pledge the number of miles you’d like to walk (how about completing the entire Dorset section for a big challenge?) or join one of the organised walks or trail runs.