If you come by car there is limited free parking on the seafront and car parks at Salthouse Fields (BS21 7TU) and Hawthorns (BS21 7RA) (opposite the bandstand).
Broadchurch filming locations
1: Marine Lake
Used for the boat burning scene in series one.
Marine Lake, built in 1929, encloses a sea inlet that is ﬁlled and replenished by high tides. It boasts uninterrupted views across the Bristol channel.
Marine lakes were a popular feature of seaside resorts after WWI, particularly in areas like Clevedon with very large tidal ranges where there is no safe, easy access to the sea.
2: Poet's Walk and Wain's Hill
The stunning views along Clevedon’s coast have inspired many great poets, including Coleridge (who visited in 1795), Tennyson (1834) and Thackeray (frequent visitor to Clevedon Court).
Start near Marine Lake and go up into woodland before the walk stretches out onto the coast above with stunning views of the Bristol Channel and Wales.
Sugar Lookout point on Poets Walk was originally built in 1835 and is said to have been used to see ships coming from the West Indies. The area is also the site of an Iron Age hill fort.
3: Clevedon Pill and Marshall's Field
Clevedon Pill - ‘pill’ is an Anglo-Saxon word for ‘creek’ or ‘inlet’ – is the area where the Land Yeo and Blind Yeo rivers discharge into the sea.
Just across from Clevedon Pill you can find Marshall’s Field, Clevedon’s beloved open green space, so named because it was gifted to the people of Clevedon in 1967 by Sarah Marshall, in honour of her husband. It plays a crucial role in the Broadchurch world in series one and two.
4: St Andrew's Church
Used for Broadchurch's parish church of St Bede.
St Andrew's is Clevedon’s oldest church, dating from the 12th century, and is dedicated to the patron saint of ﬁshermen. It was Grade I listed in 1952.
The church has two sanctuary rings (a ring on a church door, ensuring sanctuary to any laying hold of it) and one with pagan connections with ‘Sheela-na-gig’ (fertility symbol) and ‘Green Man’ images.
It is also notable as the burial place of Arthur Hallam, subject of the poem In Memoriam A.H.H. by his friend Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
5: Salthouse fields and seafront
Used for the skate park and amusement arcade in series one.
Clevedon’s playground where many residents and visitors come to relax. There’s a miniature railway, children’s playground, bouncy castle, crazy golf, tennis courts and a refreshment kiosk.
Donkey rides are often available during the summer.
6: Alexandra News - Alexandra Road
Used for interior scenes of Jack Marshall's newsagents in series one.
7: Hill Road
Used for Broadchurch high street.
Clevedon’s thriving independent shopping area went through many positive changes as a result of the series being filmed there. Read below to find out more.
8: The Food Market at Seeley's
With incredible attention to detail, the crew refurbished a vacant shop called Seeley's, which was transformed into the headquarters of the Broadchurch Echo.
After seeing the fictional Broadchurch market set up by the film crew on Hill Road, local traders decided they wanted to make it a permanent fixture of the area. With a grant from North Somerset Council’s High Street Innovation Fund, the vacant shop at Seeley's was converted into the Market at Seeley's.
Though the Market at Seeley's closed in 2017, a monthly food market still runs in Clevedon on the first Sunday of the month (April to October).
9: No 22 Hill Road
Used for exterior shots of the Traders Hotel, where David Tennant's character, DI Alec Hardy, stayed.
Formerly a branch of Lloyds Bank, number 22 became the exterior of the Traders Hotel, a transformation so convincing that people kept trying to ring the number to book tables in the hotel restaurant!
The Traders Hotel may not be real, but there are plenty of other restaurants and coﬀee shops to explore on Hill Road.
10: Wellington Terrace to Walton Park Hotel
Used for interior scenes of the Traders Hotel, where David Tennant's character, DI Alec Hardy, stayed in series one and two.
The Walton Park Hotel in Clevedon is a Victorian cliffside hotel with views overlooking the Severn Estuary and Welsh Hills. Opened in 1874, its visitors over the years have included Cary Grant and Poet Laureate John Betjeman.