At the end of May we made our now annual pilgrimage to the Jurassic Coast. At once inspirational and calming, this has fast become one of my favourite places in the UK. We camp at the Golden Cap in Seatown, just a few minutes walk from the pebbly beach, the SouthWest Coast path, and the fabulous Anchor Inn, with possibly the best beer garden in the world…
We were only there for 3 days, but we managed to enjoy a lot of things, namely…
- 2 breakfasts at the Watch House Café in West Bay
- Watching the children somersaulting down the steep beach at West Bay
- Having a whale of a time at the brilliant West Bay play park – far too good for kids
- Walking up Thorncombe Beacon for lunch at the fabulous Down House Farm café
- Having salted caramel icecream and making sand castles on Lyme Regis Beach
- Stovetop coffee in the quiet of the early morning, sat in the sunshine, revelling in the view
- Making s’mores on the Barbeque. I’m not a fan of marshmallows, but toasted and squished between homemade oat cookies, I’m prepared to be converted.
Perhaps best of all is the experience of Wessex FM – which we perhaps cruelly rename Toilet FM. It’s the background music in the wash blocks and communal facilities, and it’s completely predictable. It seems to be set about 15 years ago. The playlist below pretty much sums up every tune I heard in the 3 days we were at the site. Disclaimer: I have left out Uptown Funk as the only current track.
Let’s hear it for the boy
You can’t hurry love (Phil Collins)
Candle in the wind
A view to a kill
Always on my mind (Petshop Boys)
We built this city
Don’t leave me this way (Communards)
A kind of magic
Wake up! (Boo Radleys)
Hungry like the wolf
There she goes (The La’s)
Oh what a night!
Get into the groove
You give love a bad name
And what’s not to love about that?