West Bay Dorset
West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
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West Bay

Jurassic Coast
Golden Gateway

Bridport Harbour
West Dorset


Bed and Breakfast ( B & B )
Guest Houses, Hotels
Self Catering Cottages
Farms and Farmhouses
Holiday, Caravan, Camping Parks
Public Houses (Pubs), Inns
Cafés, Diners, Tea Rooms
Seafood, Fish & Chips
covering the Dorset
Coast & Countryside

West Bay, Bridport, Charmouth
Beaminster, Marshwood Vale
Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury

Dorset Attractions
Bridport Arts & Leisure Centres
Britain's World Heritage Coast
South West Coast Path
Jurassic Coast, Melplash Show
Bridport & Dorchester Museums
Scuba Diving, Fishing / Angling
Paragliding, Golf, Water Sports

West Bay Webcam
on the Dorset Coast

Bridport Market Town
Carnival & Torchlight Procession
Bridport farmers & street market

West Bay, Bridport
West Dorset guide

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Golden Gateway to the
Dorset Jurassic Coast

With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap, West Bay, Dorset is the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast. West Bay nestles south of Bridport, between Eype with Seatown to the west and Freshwater with Burton Bradstock to the east. Situated at the western end of Chesil Beach / Chesil Bank, the area forms part of the Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site within Lyme Bay. West Bay, Dorset is a wonderful seaside location for family holidays, coast and countryside walks, fossil hunting, fishing / angling trips, scuba diving, paragliding, golfing, river boating and so much more. The Dorset historic market town of Bridport lies one and a half miles inland from the West Bay coast.

Dorset & Devon
World Heritage Coast

West Bay is a major gateway to the Jurassic Coast, which covers 95 miles of coast from Orcombe Rocks at Exmouth, Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset. Sometimes known as the Dinosaur Coast, tourists throughout the World visit Dorset for fossil hunting in stunning coastal scenery. The famous sandstone East Cliff at West Bay, formed from Lower Jurassic Bridport Sands exposes 180 million years of history.


The harbour and marina in West Bay offer children the delight of crab fishing. There are play areas, swimming pool with fun slides and amusement arcades. A health and leisure complex is in Bridport. Rowing boat hire is available and a fun fair visits West Bay during the prime holiday weeks. But above all, West Bay offers the family outstanding beaches to roam and the space to play.


Bridport is a vibrant market town set inland from the West Bay coast, amongst the Dorset hills. With farmers and street markets, Bridport also offers arts and craft shops. Bridport also boasts the familiar supermarkets and high street stores. Glorious Dorset countryside surrounds Bridport.

The Jurassic Pier
Harbour & Marina

From the end of the Jurassic Pier at West Bay, you can view the coast from South Devon to Portland in Dorset. Launch your boat at the West Bay Marina (Bridport Harbour).


Holiday vacations are catered for with various Bed and Breakfast establishments, Guest Houses, Hotels and Inns, Self Catering Cottages and Apartments, Holiday and Camping Parks in West Bay, Bridport and the West Dorset area.


Dorset is renowned for its food, with West Bay and Bridport having excellent places to eat including quality Restaurants, Diners, Tea Rooms and Pubs (seafood often being a speciality).

Dorset Coast
& Countryside

Dorset has no cities or motorways within its county borders. For the walking enthusiast the Coastal Path to the east of West Bay passes through Freshwater to Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury and beyond. To the west the path will take you to Eype, Seatown and Charmouth. For an exhilarating walk through the Dorset open countryside with spectacular views across Lyme Bay, the coast path comes around the harbour where there are refreshment kiosks and comfort facilities available. Or head inland along the Brit Valley Way, through Bridport to the market town of Beaminster. Most of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

West Bay Facilities

Flanked either side by cliffs, the seaside and harbour areas of West Bay, Dorset are predominantly level. Although West Bay has all you need for your beach and sea vacation, Bridport Town is a short bus ride away or a very pleasant 20-minute walk.

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Bed & Breakfast
14 Establishments including
Guest Houses and Farmhouses
for West Bay, Bridport
and West Dorset

Hotels & Inns
5 Establishments listed
for West Bay, Bridport
and West Dorset

Self Catering
Over 50 Cottages, Chalets
and Apartments listed
for West Bay, Bridport
and West Dorset

Holiday Parks
5 Parks and Camping Sites listed
for West Bay, Bridport
and West Dorset


9 Restaurants, Cafés
and Tea Rooms listed
for West Bay, Bridport
and West Dorset

Holidays & Short Breaks
West Bay takes on the name 'Broadchurch' in an ITV police drama starring David Tennant

The BBC filmed the TV drama 'Harbour Lights' starring Nick Berry, West Bay being 'Bridehaven'

The TV series 'River Cottage' was filmed on location in the area of Bridport, Dorset

Dorset renowned novelist and poet Thomas Hardy made reference to West Bay (Bridport Harbour) in his books, as 'Port Bredy'

West Bay river boat hire
Rowing Boat Hire

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