West Bay

West Bay is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. It lies just to the south of the historic market town of Bridport, and at the western end of Chesil Beach.

The area forms part of Dorset’s World Heritage Site within Lyme Bay. The unique sandstone East Cliff exposes 180 million years of history. West Bay is a wonderful location for family holidays, coastal and countryside walks, fishing/angling, boat trips out to sea, river boating, Golf at the nearby West Dorset & Bridport Golf-course, and so much more.


The vibrant market town of Bridport lies just 1.5 miles or just a 20 minute walk away inland.

With farmers markets and street markets twice a week, the town also offers traditional local businesses including art and craft shops, cafes and tea shops. The town has a growing Art scene, particularly in the St Michael’s area where local artists regularly ‘open’ their studios to the public to display their work.

Both the retro Electric Palace and the Art Centre host musical, theatrical and comedy shows throughout the year. Household names such as Paul Jones and Ruby Turner and comedians Sean Lock and Jo Brand are amongst the many artists to have appeared in Bridport in recent years.