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Things to Do in Dorset

Here are some helpful links to quickly help you find other activities, places to eat and places to sleep if you’re visiting Bridport Harbour West Bay.

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Lyme Bay Sea School
Learn to Drive a Boat

Learn to drive a powerboat in as little as 2 days and gain an RYA qualification with these guys in West Bay.

Palmers Brewery
Brewery Tours

Join a tour of Palmers Brewery, an increasingly rare opportunity to get close to the age old process of English brewing and to gain an insight into one of Britain’s oldest family run breweries and their pursuit of producing the finest cask conditioned real ale.  There’s a tasting session at the end too!

Angling Centre West Bay
Fishing Trips

Go sea fishing with Tom and his Team aboard Jolly Dodger or have a look around his shop where you’ll find fishing rods, reels, tackle, clothing and all the angling accessories you could wish for.

Seals Cove
Soft Play and Climbing

An adventure-seekers paradise with something for everyone from soft play to climbing walls and a cafe for refuelling, it’s a family day out with high adventure and high energy.

The Tunnel Shooting Range
Shooting Range

A former road tunnel in Dorset providing a range of shooting experiences with a 25m, 35m and 100m rifle range.

Archery and Axe Throwing
Archery and Axe Throwing

Archery and Axe Throwing sessions with friendly expert tuition, suitable for novices and experienced. Fun, competitive challenges providing great fun and memories!

West Bay Rib Charter Snaking
Visit Dorset

You’ll find everything you need to plan and book your holiday or day out to Dorset on the Vist Dorset website


West Point Apartments
West Point Apartments

Lovely self catered beach front apartments in West Bay overlooking the sea with some dog friendly options and a great cafe for watching the sunset.

The George West Bay
The George West Bay

The George in West Bay has 6 delightful en suite rooms offering individuals, couples or families a comfortable and affordable place to rest when visiting or working in the area.

The Bull Bridport
The Bull Hotel

Based in the heart of Bridport town, promising a stylish stay just a couple of miles from the coast, The Bull Hotel boasts 19 boutique bedrooms that combine contemporary comfort with historic charm and character.

Toad Hall Cottages
Toad Hall Cottages

Holiday properties in all shapes and sizes; from romantic cottages perfect for two, to family homes that fit the largest of groups, not to mention dog-friendly cottages, luxury holiday homes and properties with swimming pools.

Symondsbury Estate
Symondsbury Estate

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful break in a beautiful holiday cottages or trying something different,  Symondsbury the ideal place for you. Set in the beautiful Dorset countryside just a stone’s throw from the Jurassic Coast there are cottages for 2 to townhouses for 21.

Caravan Parks & Camping

Fresh Water Beach Holiday Park
Fresh Water Beach Holiday Park

Dorset’s best family owned Holiday park, Freshwater Beach has its own beach, heated pools. Camping, touring and even holiday home ownership.

Highlands End Holiday Park
Highlands End Holiday Park

Highlands End Holiday Park is a 5 star holiday park near West Bay. Jurassic Coast sea views and family-friendly facilities.

Britt Valley Campground
Britt Valley Camp Ground

Bounded by the River Britt and the main road into West bay, the campground comprises two large fields with toilet & shower facilities and are just a couple of minutes walk from the beach, shops and harbour. Open July to September

Bagwell Farm Weymouth
Bagwell Farm Weymouth

Bagwell Farm provides magnificent views of the World Heritage “Jurassic Coast”, the Chesil Bank, Fleet Lagoon and Lyme Bay. Open all year, for touring caravans, motor-homes and tents with a warm welcome and all you’d expect of a four-star park.

The Paddocks
The Paddocks

A self catering glamping holiday park with pods, camping, shepherd huts and fully equipped apartment in the heart of the beautiful West Dorset countryside in Broadoak, near Bridport, known as the Marshwood Vale.

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Mangerton Lake

A little tranquil spot situated just 3 miles from Jurassic coast.  Get back to nature with a little touch of luxury from Tiny Houses to Pods and Bell Tents with fishing lakes teaming with Carp, Roach, Perch and Tench

Eating & Drinking

The George Pub
The George West Bay

A Traditional Pub with a warm welcome. The George offers visitors and locals alike the same warm welcome to the beautiful West Bay Harbour

Rise West Bay

Great atmosphere and food choices in the cafe over the bridge in West Bay

The West Bay Hotel
The West Bay Hotel

The West Bay Hotel offers a truly outstanding experience. Good beer, good food, in a stunning period Inn which of times before would no doubt have have seen it’s fair share of smuggling.

Three Horse Shoes Burton Bradstock
Three Horse Shoes

The Three Horseshoes Pub and Kitchen is a beautiful three hundred year old thatched stone property on the Jurassic Coast in the idyllic village of Burton Bradstock.  Be sure to book in advance if you want to get a table at this award winning village pub with outstanding food.


Professional Charter Association

The Independent Voice of Professional Boating. An association dedicated to keeping you safe at sea

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the RYA

Royal Yachting Association – UK National Governing Body. Providing training, publications and performance for all forms of British Boating.

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