West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
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West Bay, Bridport, Dorset - Jurassic Coast

West Bay, Bridport


Saturday, 25th March 2017, 9:39am

West Dorset, UK


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West Cliff Beach

West Cliff Beach


West Cliff Beach consists of a pebble beach with fine shingle at the water's edge at low tide. Rock pools are also exposed at low tide and although interesting to explore, extreme care must be taken as these rocks can be very slippery. West Cliff Beach is located further west from West Beach, along the Promenade (at the end of the Esplanade) and in front of West Cliff. Access is from steps down from the Promenade and over rocks embeded within the pebbles and shingle on West Cliff Beach. Care must be taken when obtaining access.
Warning: Keep off the rock groynes at the eastern and western ends of the beach.

Car Parking for West Cliff Beach

The main Long Stay car park for West Bay exists to the left of the mini roundabout as you enter the village. A second Long Stay car park is located behind East Beach at the next left turn. A small Short Stay car park exists on the Mound on the western side of West Bay. Short Stay parking is also available along the Esplanade behind West Beach.

Toilets for West Cliff Beach

Public toilets are at the main West Bay Road car park to the left of the mini roundabout when entering the town. Public toilets are also located at the south-western corner of the inner harbour, behind the Harbour Master's office on the Mound, these being the closest to West Beach. Baby changing facilities are provided. There are also disabled toilets.

Dogs on West Cliff Beach

Dogs are permitted on West Cliff Beach at all times, but must be kept under reasonable control and not become a nuisance to other beach users. Access for owners is down steps from the Promenade at the foot of West Cliff. Owners must remove any faeces from the beach caused by their dogs. The beaches and whole of West Bay operates a clean zone, regularly patrolled by wardens. Dog owners who do not clean up can face fines of up to £1,000. Bins are provided. Note that the main West and East Beaches operate access restrictions for dog owners.