"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

West Bay - West Beach

West Bay (West) is next to Bridport Harbour in Lyme Bay on the Dorset coast. It is a pebble, shingle and sand beach resort, approximately 820 metres wide, backed by cliffs.

Beach type: Pebbles

Nearest town: Bridport

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SY459903


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near West Bay - West Beach

  • Palmers Brewery (1m)
  • The Jurassic Fun Centre (1m)
  • The Electric Palace (2m)
  • S Moores (4m)
  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (7m)
  • Lyme Regis Museum (7m)
  • The Town Mill (7m)
  • Lister Gardens Mini Golf (8m)
  • Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (8m)
  • The Craft & Design Centre (8m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
47 South Street

Phone 01308 424 901
Email bridport.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 13 December


Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 36%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 32%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 85%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 996
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:18 GMT
Low Tide
07:53 GMT
High Tide
14:37 GMT
Low Tide
20:24 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about West Bay - West Beach

The beach is mainly of fine pebbles with shingle and sand near to the water's edge. West beach is a cove which has been formed between the west pier of the harbour and a protective rock groyne. Safety posters exist giving general advice.

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