Where was Broadchurch filmed?

This gripping crime drama takes place in an apparently calm and welcoming seaside town. When an eleven-year-old boy dies in mysterious circumstances the media descend and start digging into local people's secrets. Much of the action is filmed on England's Jurassic Coast in West Dorset, and the spectacular scenery adds to the attraction of the series.

Read on to find out where Broadchurch was filmed, and take a look at our TV Map of Britain to find your favourite TV show hotspots.

Broadchurch filming location: Harbour Cliff Bay, West Bay, Dorset

The series was said by the writer to be a tribute to Dorset's Jurassic coast, with the beach, the cliffs and the sea as the main stars. The cliffs of West Bay and surrounding scenery are used as the backdrop for many of the dramatic shots, with beach scenes shot at Harbour Cliff and the beach below.

Broadchurch filming location: West Bay, Dorset

Broadchurch filming location: St Andrew's Church, Clevedon, Bristol

Broadchurch filming location: Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock, Dorset

This beachside setting was where Susan Wright's caravan was situated, in which Danny's skateboard was found.

Broadchurch filming location: Briar Cliff Hut, Eype, Dorset

This hut high on Eype cliffs was used for exterior shots of Danny Latimer's murder scene in season one.

Broadchurch filming location: Methodist Chapel, West Bay, Dorset

This small chapel near East Cliff represents the exterior of the Sea Brigade Hall in Broadchurch.

Broadchurch filming location: Harbour Newsagents, Bridport, Dorset

Broadchurch filming location: Charmouth, Dorset

The landscape was a big part of the story again in season two of Broadchurch, with several scenes shot around the beach huts at Charmouth.

Broadchurch filming location: Lookout on The Knoll, Puncknowle, Dorset

Broadchurch filming location: Hooke Woods, Beaminster, Dorset

Broadchurch filming location: River Brit, West Bay, Dorset

Broadchurch filming location: The Folly, West Quay, West Bay

This private apartment building was used to shoot exteriors in season two of Broadchurch, standing in for the Wessex Police HQ.

Broadchurch filming location: Bridehead House, Littlebredy, West Dorset

The Grade II-listed Bridehead House was chosen to represent Axehampton House in season three, with scenes set in the grounds, round a lake and a waterfall.