Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions. Please contact us if your question is not answered below:

  1. Where is the nearest Supermarket?

    We have a Morrisons superstore close to Bridport only 5 minutes drive from the park which has a fuel station and cash machines. Alternatively, there is a Waitrose in the centre of town.

  2. How far is the park from the beach?

    The park is situated just 10-15 minutes walk from the beach. Access to the beach itself is via 20 steps onto shingle.

  3. Is there a local Pub?

    Yes, we have a local pub located in Lower Eype, The New Inn, just a two minute walk from the park. Well behaved dogs are welcome at the pub which serves good food and is open every day during the season (closed on Mondays during the off season). We also have the Eypes Mouth Hotel close to the park which has a dog friendly ‘Smugglers Bar’ open to non-residents during the holiday season.

  4. Which days are market days in Bridport?

    Bridport has a large out-door street market on Saturdays and Wednesdays which has been active in the town centre since 1253. With crafts, antiques, bric a brac, clothes, household goods and lots of local produce on over 100 stalls there is something for everybody at this famous market.

  5. Where is the nearest shop I can buy provisions?

    In the village of Eype there are no retail shops. However, there is a small store selling basic provisions at the caravan park close to the beach. Milk, eggs and newspapers are all available from this store which is only open during the main holiday season.

  6. Are there steps down to the beach?

    Yes, there are 20 steps leading down to Eype beach.

  7. Can I park outside my property?

    Yes, all the properties have allocated parking spaces all within 10 metres of your property. If any extra space is required for a 2nd car for example please let us know at the time of booking as we are able to accommodate limited extra parking spaces.

  8. Is the park fenced off and can my dogs run free in the park?

    No, the park is open plan and surrounded by hedges which are not ‘dog-proof’. For this reason and for the safety of all our guests we ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times whilst in the park. Dogs are able to run free across the local fields and on Eype beach with owner supervision.

  9. Is the park accessible if I don’t have a car?

    Golden Acre is in a rural area which by definition means it is not easily accessible without a car. It is possible to take a train to Dorchester, a bus to Bridport and then a taxi from Bridport to the park. However, this journey is only reccomended if you are comfortable with travelling by public transport with your pet and are fully aware of the costs involved.

  10. What do I need to bring with me?

    We provide quilts (standard doubles) and pillows and ask that you bring your own quilt cover, pillow slips, towels and tea towel. Also your dogs feeding and water bowls.

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