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West Bexington

West Bexington

West Bexington is a small settlement off of the Dorset coast road. It is known for its beach which forms part of Chesil Beach on the Jurassic Coast.

The shingle beach is known to be one of the quieter beaches around Dorset, and it carries a steep bank leading to the water. Because of the drop, the water is often deep soon after entering the water, so only stronger swimmers are advised to swim as there is no lifeguarding in the area. The beach is also dog friendly all year round, however please check signposts for restricted areas.

Although West Bexington is small, it packs a punch. The nearby nature reserve, managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust is sure to boast an array of lifeforms. Within the small village, you’ll find a hotel and a pub which both serve fantastic food and drink.

A visit there makes for a great day or half-day out, you can get up to all the usual beach activities (apart from building sand castles of course!). Or, you can simply just sit back, relax and embrace the Jurassic Coast as time passes by.

How to get there

West Bexington is situated a short trip south of the coast road, between Abbotsbury and West Bay. If you are heading West, turn left (or right if you are heading East) off of the coast road when you reach Swyre on to Swyre Road. Follow the road until you reach a three-way junction, take the right on to Beach Road and follow the road straight down. There is a pay and display car park at the beach.

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