West Bay Activities
Leisure at West Bay
• Coastal Walks
The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site extends from Old Harry Rocks at Studland Bay in Dorset to Orcombe Rocks/Point near Exmouth in East Devon, a distance of 95 miles. The Heritage Coast includes Exmouth to Seaton in east Devon (The Triassic Coast), Lyme Regis to Portland Isle in west Dorset (The Jurassic Coast) and Weymouth to Studland (The Jurassic and Cretaceous Coast). West Bay forms a convenient central location close to some beautiful vantage viewpoints, including Golden Cap, the highest point along the Southern Coast of England. This coastal stretch also forms part of the South West Coast Path. Much of the West Dorset coast and countryside has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
• Deep Sea Diving
Known locally as 'The Bay of a Thousand Wrecks', boats in the harbour can take you out to many shipwrecks in the bay.
• Crabbing in the Harbour
A great pastime for children and adults alike. Tie a small piece of meat on a string and drop to the bottom. After a while, pull up the string and you could have crabs firmly latched to your bait. Careful that you don’t get your ‘fingers nipped’ when you take them off!
• All The Fun Of The Fair
A small Fun Fair visits West Bay during the school summer holiday period.
There is an 18-hole golf course up on the east cliff of West Bay just waiting to be challenged.
• Sea Fishing / Angling
For the sea fishing enthusiasts, boats in the harbour can take you out to good fishing areas in the bay.