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in the county of Dorset

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About West Bay

Looking around this enchanting harbour setting it is clear to see that it still retains much of its 13th-century lifestyle as a busy port which at one time also served as a harbour for near-by Bridport. A new harbour was built here in 1740, and during the 19th-century as many as 500 ships a year visited. The town also has a tradition of ship building with Schooners, and both merchant and naval vessels being built in West Bay until 1879.

West Bay nestles at the western end of spectacular Chesil Beach whose billions of pebbles have been a constant source of fascination for centuries, and which now lies within the World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Lyme Bay. It is a small town that offers fun for all the family where children and adults enjoy hunting down fossils, sailing, sea-fishing and walking the soft downs above the beautiful tawny cliffs overlooking nearby Burton Bradstock beach. A few miles out of the town, by-passing Eype's Mouth beach, you reach the golden clumps of bright yellow gorse clinging to the sandstone summit of the Golden Cap. At 626 ft, this is the highest cliff in southern England and sits within 2,000 acres of National Trust Land of breath-taking beauty providing a wonderful vantage point with spectacular sea and coastal views.

The town offers a limited number of shops, restaurants and pubs. However, a short journey to nearby Bridport provides ample more shops, restaurants and pubs to explore. Accommodation for those wishing to enjoy a longer stay and spend time exploring, ranges from pleasant caravan & camping parks and friendly B & B's, to comfortable hotels where you can dine in style from tables layered with freshly caught local fish and seafood.

West Bay is a pleasant traditional little resort where the sun shines down on beautiful shingle beaches.

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Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock (56 Pictures)

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Haddon House Hotel in Bridport, Dorset, England3 stars

Haddon House Hotel

Bridport, Dorset, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Haddon House Hotel offers accommodation in Bridport. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Certain rooms include a seat...
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Sea Drift in West Bay, Dorset, England

Sea Drift

West Bay, Dorset, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Sea Drift is a holiday home situated in West Bay in the Dorset Region and is 24 km from Weymouth. The unit is 41 km from Taunton. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property....
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The Tides in Bradpole, Dorset, England

The Tides

Bradpole, Dorset, England (0.3 miles, 0.6 km)
The Tides offers accommodation in Bradpole, 24 km from Weymouth. The unit is 41 km from Taunton. Free private parking is available on site. A dishwasher, an oven and a toaster can be found in the kit...
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Farthings in Bridport, Dorset, England

Farthings

Bridport, Dorset, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Farthings is a holiday home located in Bridport, 24 km from Weymouth. The unit is 41 km from Taunton. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The kitchen is equipped with an oven and a toaster ...
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Buzzards in Bridport, Dorset, England

Buzzards

Bridport, Dorset, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Buzzards is a holiday home located in Bridport in the Dorset Region and is 24 km from Weymouth. The property is 41 km from Taunton and free private parking is featured. Free WiFi is available througho...
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Sweet Briar in Bridport, Dorset, England

Sweet Briar

Bridport, Dorset, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Sweet Briar offers pet-friendly accommodation in Bridport. The property is 24 km from Weymouth and boasts views of the garden. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchen has a dishwas...
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Clematis Cottage in Bridport, Dorset, England

Clematis Cottage

Bridport, Dorset, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
Clematis Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Bridport, 24 km from Weymouth. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. There is a dining area and a k...
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Maiden Newton Station(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction NE)
Crewkerne Station(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction N)
M5 Junction 25(25.1 miles, 40.4 km, direction NW)
M5 Junction 26(26.0 miles, 41.9 km, direction NW)
Exeter Airport(29.1 miles, 46.9 km, direction W)
Bournemouth Airport(41.0 miles, 66.0 km, direction E)
West Bay to London(127.1 miles, 204.5 km, direction NE)