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

West Bay, Bridport

Friday, 14th June 2024, 3:45am

West Dorset, UK

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West Bay - Dorset

West Beach

West Beach

West Beach consists of a pebble beach with fine shingle and sand nearer to the water's edge. West Beach is formed into a protective cove and is considered a safer beach for young children. Behind the sea wall of West Beach is the West Bay Esplanade where steps lead down to the beach. Further to the west, at the junction of the Esplanade to the Promenade, there is a ramp onto West Beach for disabled access.
Warning: Keep off the rock groyne along the Jurassic Pier and at the western side of the beach.

Car Parking for West Beach

The main Long Stay car park for West Bay exists to the left of the mini roundabout as you enter the village. Further Long Stay car parks are located behind East Beach at the next left turn and also Station Yard. 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. Motorhome vehicles are only permitted to use the Station Yard Car Park.

Toilets for West 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 Beach

Dogs are not permitted on West Beach between 1st May and 30th September. Dogs are permitted on West Beach between 1st October and 30th April, but must be kept under reasonable control and not become a nuisance to other beach users. 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. Dogs are permitted on West Cliff and East Cliff Beaches at all times but owners must remove any faeces caused by their dogs.

Guide & Assistance Dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are exempt from the above restriction, i.e. they are permitted on all West Bay and West Dorset Beaches. However, these dogs must carry appropriately marked harnesses / coats to identify them as such.