Broadchurch views at their best: from the water!

 Lyme Bay borders the South West counties of Dorset and Devon and sits neatly in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Coastline – ‘The Jurassic Coast’. The famous sweeping arm of Chesil Beach running from Portland to the East, past West Bay, the home of the ITV hit series BROADCHURCH, under the mighty Golden Cap – the highest point on the entire South Coast – past Lyme Regis towards the pretty coastal town of Beer, around the coast towards Torbay and finishing at Start Point in the west.

The seaside resort of Weymouth with its large marina, only 30 minutes from West Bay, offers the sheltered waters of either Weymouth Bay or Portland Harbour, the home of the 2012 games sailing events as well as a host of other cruising options for RIB charter. Portland Bill with its lighthouse and the Pulpit Rock, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door are all within cruising range.

Lyme Regis also offers safe bathing from its sheltered beaches and a host of interesting shops and cafes which are only a short walk along the Marine Parade, a traffic free road linking the harbour with the town.

West Bay

Lyme Regis


The pretty fishing harbour of Lyme Regis, instantly recognised by its eye-catching curved Cobb wall, resides 7 miles west of West Bay and it takes around 30 mins to reach in the RIBs.

Lyme Regis is a pretty fishing harbour with an individual charm of its own. Lyme Bay RIB Charter run a service linking Lyme with West Bay and can use Lyme Regis as a pick up/return point for your charter.

Aerial Lyme Regis
Aerial Lyme Regis

With plenty of excellent places to eat and drink, many of which overlook the harbour and the bay.LymeBayRibCharter-westbay

Nestling in the heart of West Dorset is West Bay, the home port of Lyme Bay RIB Charter.

The picturesque traditional fishing harbour of West Bay offers immediate access to the World Heritage Coastline.

The coastal resorts of Lyme Regis, Beer, Weymouth, Brixham Torquay and Dartmouth are all within cruising distance among stunning World Heritage coastline.

West Bay has plenty of car parking and offers a wide range of places to eat and drink from a bacon roll to fine seafood restaurants.

LBRC operates all of its ‘Quayside Trips’ from West Bay Harbour along with a number of charter and corporate options.

West Bay Harbour – looking east

Weymouth and Portland


Lyme Bay RIB Charter are happy to offer a number of planned charter options from Weymouth and Portland Harbours.

  • Dorset Zapcat Experience
  • Treasure Hunts
  • RIB Blasts
  • Corporate Days
  • Sight Seeing Excursions
  • Yacht and RIB days

are all possible from here.

Lyme Bay RIB Charter are also available for the numerous sailing events taking place in Portland Harbour, home of the 2012 games.

Whether you are a spectator wishing to get close to the action, a photographer looking to capture those special shots or just want to get afloat to view the sights and waters for the events.

Book your trip now, call Simon on

07971 258515