West Bay

Jurassic Coast

The fishing village of West Bay is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Designated in 2001, this 95 miles of unique coastline is of international geological importantce. The coastline from Old Harry Rocks in the east to Orcombe Point in the west, documents 185 million years of the earth's history, through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Details of the ancient past are evident in the rocks and fossils that are revealed by the landslides, cliffs and beaches that shape the ever-moving coastline here.


West Bay is a great location to explore the Jurassic Coast. As well as dramatic natural formations like barrier beaches, arches, stacks and cliffs, there is plenty more to see and do on the Jurassic Coast, with a variety of family attractions, houses & gardens and museums & historical houses within easy reach, as well as award-winning places to enjoy local food & drink, plus an annual events calendar with something for everyone!

Places to visit
Places to eat
  • Bridport

  • Lyme Regis

  • Chesil Beach

  • Portland Bill

  • Durdle Door

  • Lulworth Cove

  • Colmer's Hill

  • Golden Cap

  • Kimmeridge Bay

  • Corfe Castle

  • The West Bay Hotel

  • Rise Cafe Bar

  • The George Inn, West Bay

  • Watch House Cafe

  • The Station Kitchen

  • Hive Beach Cafe

  • The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock

  • The Anchor Inn at Seatown

  • The George Inn, Chideock

  • The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock

  • Bridport Carnival & Torchlight

  • Bridport Hat Festival

  • West Bay Day

  • The Melplash Agricultural Show

  • Jurassic Fields Music Festival

  • Spring Tide Food Festival

  • Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

  • Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

  • Bridport Food Festival

  • Lyme Regis Fossil Festival