West Bexington

West Bexington on the coast

Visit West Bexington, a popular but very small village and great for walkers. After descending down into the village you’ll come to the large car park right on the Jurassic coast beach itself where you can enjoy commanding views out to sea and back up to the picturesque hills. There’s also access to the wildlife nature reserve.

It’s great place to park up and enjoy the views or stroll along the coastal path or footpaths in the surrounding countryside and along the by the beach.

walking down to the beach
Walking down to West Bexington beach

⇒ West Bexington at a glance

  • Glorious countryside and outstanding sea views
  • A great place for coastal and countryside walks
  • The Ridgeway – an ancient Neolithic causeway
  • Explore the wildlife and nature reserve
  • A popular place for sea fishing
  • Pay & Display car park
  • Cafe and hotel for refreshments and food
  • The outstanding scenic B3157 Jurassic coastal road
west bexington beach by the car park
West Bexington beach by the car park

Discover West Bexington

Visit West Bexington… on the Jurassic Coast today, a popular and lovely small village as you come off the main road at Swyre. and approach this small Jurassic coastal village situated between West Bay and Bridport. Looking up north above the village are the hills of the Ridgeway, an ancient causeway track walked by Neolithic man.

the hills above West Bexington
Walking along the beach footpath

Parking is easy too – through the village and at the bottom of the hill is a large pay and display car park right on the shingle beach itself with a tourist information point and map by the pay machines.

Enjoy a morning or an afternoon

Try some fishing… at West Bexington where sea fishing is very popular around here. So, if it’s your thing, then don’t forget to bring all the gear!

looking west along the south west coast path
Walking along the coast path looking west

If you love wildlife – then it’s great news here at West Bexington! Just park up and enjoy the Dorset Wildlife and Nature Reserve on the beach (see the tourist info point) with reedbed and typical coastal scrub offering a great habitat for the wildlife and great for bird watching and capturing some amazing wildlife photography – so don’t forget the camera!

great views looking up into the hills
Great views looking up to the hills

Walk or just relax

Feeling energetic… and like longer walks? Then try the Jurassic beach path to Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury and enjoy some beautiful scenery with hills above and commanding views of the sea. The opposite direction leads to Burton Bradstock but is harder going on the shingle as the path is corroded, or alternatively head up the steep hill and get onto the ancient Ridgeway path and head to Burton that way and enjoy outstanding countryside and sea views.

a section of the south west coast path
Walk along the South West Coast path

Perhaps you want a lazy day, then no problem here! Just relax in the comfort of your car and enjoy the commanding sea views. Just remember to bring some lunch and drink to make the day even more enjoyable.

looking out to sea at West Bexington
Wild and looking out to sea at West Bexington

And finally… there’s a cafe near the car park, but please check opening times, and The Manor Hotel, a converted 16th century manor house, is approximately a third of the way up the hill on the right and is great for refreshments and lunches as well a wedding venue, but again please check opening times first.

Explore West Bexington on the Jurassic coast – a great place for walking or just taking in the sea views. 
what a view from the caravan park
What a view from the caravan park

⇒ Info Point

Your holiday Information Point (with links) to find out more about West Bexington and the surrounding area.

Visit the village of West Bexington and discover the Jurassic Coast!