West Bay in Dorset
A tourist guide to West Bay in Dorset, UK with great information on where to stay in and around West Bay, visit this beautiful seaside resort of West Bay, with a working harbour, and its market town neighbour Bridport .

Here you can enjoy a holiday or short break, go fishing or shopping, enjoy the sunshine on sheltered beaches or visit the nearby historic towns of Dorchester and Bridport. All along the coast you'll be amazed at how many fossils can be found just lying on the beach.

Ideal for a holiday or to include in your tour, West Bay has lots to offer, come and visit some of the local art galleries full of work from along the jurassic Coast.
West Bay is easily reached by road, see map . It lies between the old Roman town of Dorchester (and the new experimental town of Poundbury ) to the east. It can be approached directly along the coast road with stunning views of the Fleet and Portland from Weymouth or from the well known town of Lyme Regis to the west.

There is ample accommodation here and this small resort is supported by Bridport , famous for its rope making.
The picturesque resorts and beaches of Lyme Regis, Seatown and Beer are within easy reach.

There are many activities close at hand as you will find by navigating the pages and links in this site.
West Bay, facing the great sweep of Lyme Bay, was built as the harbour for Bridport, two miles inland. It has now become a seaside resort at the mouth of the River Brit and the great mass of East Cliff dominates the beach, these cliffs are a valuable part of the famous Jurassic Coast.
Bridport itself is an ancient town, long associated with the production of rope and netting twines which were once laid out along the wide main streets. Lined with elegant Georgian houses, these streets converge on the arcaded Town Hall which dates from 1785-86.
About two miles to the west is Seatown, an attractive village of thatched cottages with a golden shingle beach. Dominating the skyline is the 626 feet high bulk of Golden Cap, the highest cliff in Southern England.

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