West Bay & Harbour

West Bay and Broadchurch

On a visit to West Dorset why not stay and enjoy a family holiday in and around West Bay on the Jurassic Coast – there’s a large caravan holiday park right by the harbour and follow in the footsteps of the hugely popular Broadchurch TV series.

Everyone just love strolling around this delightful small fishing village with its picturesque harbour. There’s also great views of the Jurassic coastline at the end of the harbour arm to enjoy.

It’s  a gateway to the 185 million year old Jurassic Coast where you’ll find various, as well as some rugged, footpaths which offer commanding views of the Jurassic coastline, West Bay harbour and the surrounding countryside.

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Enjoying a boat ride at West Bay

⇒ West Bay at a glance

  • Broadchurch the renowned TV series is filmed in the area
  • Fishing village with a picturesque harbour
  • Boat cruises and river boat hire available
  • Fishing and fishing trips available
  • Clifftop walks with commanding harbour and sea views
  • See beautiful yachts and boats in the harbour
  • Varous chalet stalls around the harbour
  • Relax by the harbour with traditional fish and chips
  • Close to Bridport and Burton Bradstock
  • A gateway to the Jurassic Coast
  • Caravan holiday park right by the harbour
  • The outstanding scenic B3157 Jurassic coastal road
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Looking down over West Bay beach

Discover West Bay and its harbour

Visit West Bay… on the Jurassic Coast and you’ll discover a small fishing village in a delightful and picturesque harbour setting – it’s also sometimes known as Bridport Harbour. Each side of the bay are enclosed with the amazing and towering Jurassic coast cliffs – with Golden Cap to the west and east heading towards Freshwater Holiday Park and the beach at Burton Bradstock and beyond.

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West Bay harbour and the Jurassic Coast

And close to Bridport… just a short drive and within walking distance from Bridport, West Bay and its harbour is in a delightful setting. In and around the village and harbour enjoy fishing or fishing trips, take a cruise along the stunning Jurassic coast, have some fun and hire a river rowing boat – or just admire the many boats nestled in the harbour.

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West Bay harbour stalls and river boat hire

Jurassic Coast clifftop walks

Go walking… and get out and about this amazing area of the Jurassic coast and go for some refreshing and energetic clifftop walks. You’ll discover some amazing views of the harbour and West Bay as well as all along for miles of the Jurassic coast and, of course, not forgetting the beautiful countryside views inland.

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West Bay Harbour and cliff top walk

Not so energetic… then perhaps a good choice is to take a relaxing stroll, and just admire the harbour setting and the outstanding views of the Jurassic Coast – a World Heritage Site – it’s your choice! Everyone who comes to West Bay just love ambling around the village and harbour at any time of the day.

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West Bay river seafood restaurant

Explore and have fun too

Want some fun…  there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. For families and the kids have some fun in the amusements – you never know your luck! Or just wander around and see what’s on offer at the harbour side chalet-style stalls and the the various establishments. Oh, and don’t forget your camera, you’ll want to take some memorable photos in this delightful place.

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West Bay apartments overlooking the harbour

Fancy eating… having something to eat is no problem either, around the harbour at West Bay take some time out and enjoy traditional fish & chips. whether on the go or sitting down, with a variety of places around the village and harbour. 

There’s also many places to relax, serving all types of refreshments in the many cafes and pubs – whatever takes your fancy!

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Delicious ice cream at West Bay harbour

Great for holidays and short breaks

What about parking… well, parking is not a problem either, with a large pay & display car park within easy walking distance of the village and harbour.

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Swans on the river at West Bay

There are also some great places to stay for your visit or holiday here in the village or in the surrounding area. There is also West Bay Caravan Park just near the harbour. So, all in all, West Bay and its harbour is a great place to come – and it’s on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Fantastic! 

Discover West Bay – stroll around its vibrant harbour and take in the wonder of the Jurassic coastline!

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West Bay and its harbour – there’s something for everyone to enjoy here!

⇒ Info Point

Your holiday Information Point (with links) to find out more on what to see and do in West Bay and the surrounding area.

Visit West Bay on the Jurassic Coast and explore the TV locations of Broadchurch!