Situated at the western end of Chesil Beach and forming part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, West Bay offers two unspoilt beaches either side of its quaint fishing harbour.
The picturesque harbour is full of fishing boats and pleasure craft, it is a great place for a couple of hours of crabbing or fishing from the harbour wall. There are two tackle shops that can help you with any questions you might have.
The beautiful River Brit meets the coast at West Bay and there is a lovely river boat hire in the village. From here you can take a leisurely rowing boat trip through riverside meadows, but don’t forget to take a picnic.
You are spoilt for food in West Bay; we have the renowned Riverside Restaurant that offers a superb menu with locally sourced produce and freshly caught seafood. We also have amongst others a couple of pubs, two Tea Rooms, Café and Café Bistro.
For the young and young at heart there is a caravan park nearby with a play park and indoor swimming pool open to the general public. There is also a lovely nautical themed timber playpark just as you enter West Bay.
If walking is your passion the South West Coast Path runs through West Bay and there are plenty of other local walks to keep you busy.
Further afield the historic market town of Bridport is less than two miles away, offering supermarkets, shops, medical centre, hospital and leisure centre. Bridport also holds twice weekly open air markets, including a popular antiques market and a monthly farmers market. For lovers of golf, Bridport Golf Club is just down the road.
Lyme Regis, famous for the film French Lieutenant’s Woman and it’s beautiful Cobb Harbour, is just 15 minutes' drive away. Abbotsbury Swannery, Burton Bradstock and Golden Cap (highest point on the south coast) at Seatown are all within easy distance.
The popular coastal town of Weymouth, where the Team GB triumphed at the London 2012 sailing events is about 30 minutes drive away, as are others including Seaton, Beer, Lulworth Cove and Charmouth.