Hensleigh House

Broadchurch filming locations

Charmouth Bed & Breakfast and Guest House In the heart of Broadchurch country Bed and Breakfast 2 miles from Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Broadchurch Map

Broadchurch Locations

The popular ITV series Broadchurch is filmed in West Dorset and Somerset. The main filming location for the town of Broadchurch including the Police Station, harbour, beach and cliffs, and the newsagents from series one, is West Bay. Other coastal scenes are filmed at locations up to six miles east and west of West Bay.

To the west locations on Charmouth Beach have been used several times in Broadchurch series one and two. The cliff top cottage where the original (series one) murder took place is at Eype, which is between Charmouth and West Bay.

Susan Wright's caravan which has featured in many episodes of Broadchurch is situated at the Freshwater Caravan park, between West Bay and Burton Bradstock. While the coastal scenes are filmed in West Dorset, many of the characters homes and other properties featured in Broadchurch are in and around Cleveden in Somerset.

Exeter university was used as the location for the Crown Court in series two.

Series Three

Series three has started with many of the familiar locations such as the police station at West Bay, but also brings in a number of new locations.

The home of the victim (Trish Winterman) is in West Bexington which is a small hamlet on the beautiful coast road between Bridport and Weymouth. Washingpool Farm Shop situated just to the north of Bridport is the location for the farm shop, while the series three crime scene is set at Littlebredy (sometimes written as 'Little Bredy' and pronounced 'briddy'), which is in the countryside between Bridport and Weymouth. Here the waterfall used in the series forms the head of the river Bride which flows to Burton Bradstock.

Fortunately, although DI Alec Hardy has had to move from his blue riverside bungalow used in series two (which is in the centre of West Bay), he has actually only gone a few hundred metres to a bungalow on the east cliffs at West Bay. This is very close to the Watch House Cafe which is the filming location for the Broadchurch cafe on the beach.

All the coastal locations in Broadchurch are within easy reach of Hensleigh House, making it an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful scenery and coastal villages of West Dorset.

A guided tour of Broadchurch

Jurassic Coast Guides help you get the most from your visit to West Dorset

West Dorset is full of hidden gems. From fantastic coastal walks, to fossil hunting on the beaches, to visits to the filming locations for the TV series Broadchurch.

If you are here for just a few days why not use an expert guide to help you get the most from your visit and make sure you visit the best locations, see the best views and learn about why this area is so special and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, for example a tour of Broadchurch locations in the morning, and fossil hunting in the afternoon. These guided walks and tours are especially useful for overseas visitors and those who want to get the most from a few days on the Dorset coast.

Walks and tours can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities. They are led by a qualified, insured & experienced Coastal Leader.

For more information please see The Jurassic Coast Guides website

Broadchurch Location

Broadchurch Location

Broadchurch Location

Broadchurch Location

Broadchurch Location

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  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Free parking
  • All rooms have ensuite bathrooms
  • Televisions in all rooms
  • All rooms have hairdryers
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Free Wifi
  • Near the beach
  • Near the village centre
  • Twin rooms available
  • Family rooms available
  • Great for fossil hunting
  • On the South West Coast Path
  • Ideal for walkers
  • Great for cyclists
  • Part of the Jurassic coast
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