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Events and what's on in West Bay

West Bay (or Broadchurch as many may recognise it) is an astonishing seaside location with a beautiful landscape of cliffsides and a harbour that is full of great cafes and ice cream parlours.

A regular location for bikers and day-visitors, West Bay is home to some unique events, particularly in summertime.

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The next 2 events in West Bay appear below.

25 July 2019

West Bay, Dorset
RNLI Raft RaceCome and watch home made rafts race (and sink!!) down the River Brit. The idea is to avoid sinking, capsizing, falling in, etc. The rafts and participants are usually 'dressed up'.
04 August 2019

West Bay, Dorset
West Bay DayCelebrating West Bay's rich history, heritage, quality of food, local businesses and incorporating a multitude of fun activities and entertainment for all the family.

Latest West Bay Features

The latest West Bay articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

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...
More West Bay Features:

11 February 2018
Water Sports in Dorset

15 March 2017
Broadchurch Filming Locations

More articles available in the features section.