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West Bay is a hub of activity during the summer months as boats bob about on the water or take keen fishermen off for a day at sea.

The award-winning play area on West Bay Road was developed and designed with input from young local people. The design is based on a wrecked ship and incorporates lots of locally made rope and nets, a perfect use for this still thriving industry.

West Bay was the setting for the highly acclaimed ITV drama series Broadchurch, which showed stunning images of the local harbour, beach and coastline.

A climb up East Cliff or a stroll along the Jurassic Pier offer breathtaking views of the coastline. And children will enjoy the thrill of dangling crab lines over the harbour wall in the hope of a good catch. The picturesque scene can be enjoyed while enjoying a drink and bite to eat at one of the local inns or tearooms, which offer the perfect opportunity to just sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

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26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
27 Feb 2018
Chesil Beach Chesil Beach is a stunning 18-mile long shingle bank running between West Bay and Portland. The bank protects the land behind it, without it the sea would be further inland. Interestingly, the pebbles vary in size from pea sized at West Bay to large potato size at Portland. This could be due to the southwesterly gales that would carry all of the material to the east and the less strong waves from other directions may carry the smaller pebbles back to the west. Another school of ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
Jurassic Coast Covering 95 miles, from Orcombe Point in east Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is an unprecedented place where the history from millions of years is lying beneath your feet. In 2001, the coastline was listed as one of the UNESCO’s natural World Heritage sites due to it being one of the most significant Earth Science locations in the world. This is the only place in the world where the geology, exposed in cliffs for all to see, is a near-continuous ... Read more...
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Water Sports in Dorset

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Broadchurch Filming Locations

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