Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

West Bay

West Bay is a coastal resort in Dorset, 2 miles from Bridport.

Originally known as Bridport Harbour, it was used for trade from that town. It still has a good sized harbour used by fishing boats.

It acquired the name West Bay when the railway arrived, and a tourism business started to flourish.

There are impressive sandstone cliffs on either side of the beach.

West Bay is now recognised by millions as the setting for "Broadchurch".