Spotlight on West Bay

Published: Monday 14th Oct 2019

West Bay, here the mighty Chesil Beach 18 miles long finds its western end.

Once know as Bridport Harbour, West Bay is the hidden gem of the Jurrasic Coastline. Historically a bustling fishing port in more recent years has become more popular as a holiday destination; famous for its jagged cliffs and as the location for the TV series ‘Broadchurch’.

West Bay itself has a wide choice of restaurants, pubs and shops and its only a couple of miles south of the market town of Bridport where a wide range of independent shops, bakers and butchers can be found.

With the coastal path running through the village West Bay makes a great base, not only for a traditional seaside holiday but for walkers come rain or shine. The harbour is an attractive centrepiece at the heart of the village where you can spend an evening watching the world go by and the local gig rowing club setting out to sea.

This beautiful stretch of the coast with shingle beaches is a delightful location for a summer holiday or a winter break to enjoy all that this fantastic area has to offer.

Take a look at our cottages in Bridport and West Bay.