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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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8 Apr 2024
Stay Safe on the Dorset Coast Dorset Coast Safety Messages Stay safe on the Dorset Coast Dorset Beach Safety Information - Visit Dorset (visit-dorset.com) Image by Sarah Middleton Photography www.sarahmiddletonphotography.com/ Walking Jurassic Coast Trust cliff falls The Jurassic Coast is constantly eroding. This erosion has created the beautiful coastline that we see today, but it’s important to remember that rock falls and landslides are part of this process. Although they are more likely ... Read more...
17 Jul 2023
Top Things to do in Dorset! Top things to do in Dorset this Summer! Here is a snapshot of some of the great things to do taken from Resort Dorset. 1. Hop on the Swanage Railway, sit back and let your senses take you back in time! 2. Take a break from the beach and visit one of Dorset’s delightful gardens, Sherborne Castle, Mapperton Estate, Athelhampton and Abbotsbury Gardens have some of the most beautiful grounds. Take a leisurely stroll and build up the appetite for tea and cake! 3. For ... Read more...
4 Dec 2022
A Dorset Christmas This Christmas why not find some special Dorset gifts to spoil your loved ones with and support your local businesses. Surprise a loved one with something considered and special and, of course, from Dorset! Below are a few ideas to get you started. 1 – Have you got a tank enthusiast in the family? Take a look at the Tank Museum online shop: from baubles to model kits and themed T-shirts, their shop has something for everyone. 2 – ... Read more...
23 Jul 2019
Holidays in Dorset - 10 Must-Visit Places Dorset is well-known for many reasons, and you’re probably visiting because you’ve heard many great things about the beautiful county (we’re guessing the 95-mile stretch of the Jurassic Coast has something to do with it). But, have you planned what you’re going to get up to during your stay? Holidays in Dorset just aren’t complete without visiting these places. They’ll make your trip extra special… Durdle Door Let’s get ... Read more...
2 Jul 2019
Special Places to Stay in Dorset by the Sea When it comes to golden beaches, stunning coastlines and picturesque harboursides, Dorset is first on the list for many. Escaping the urban lifestyle, all of this makes for a dreamy getaway. The 285km stretch of Jurassic coast is home to both vibrant and relaxing locations with offerings nothing short of spectacular. From world-famous landmarks including Durdle Door to hidden gems such as Eype Beach that sits next to West Bay, looking for special places to stay in Dorset by the ... Read more...

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