West Bay

Starting at the historical harbour, that has constantly fought Mother Nature, and the beach, lined with famous, crumbling sandstone rocks, clamber up East Cliff to appreciate the views along the Jurassic Coastline. Pass Bridport Golf Club dipping down into hole number 6, one of the top 100 holes in the world. Crunch through the shingle of Burton Freshwater to the River Bride, its flow struggling to reach the sea through the stones. Return to West Bay through the golf course to visit the old Station, then follow the long gone railway to the River Brit, guiding you back to the harbour. Wander to the end of the Jurassic Pier (West Pier) where modern engineering meets the waves and history is remembered by an 18th century cannon, found under the water.

Distance:  4 miles/6.5km

Duration: 2-3 hours

Ability: Easy.

Max Height: 150ft.

Min Height: 0ft.

Total climb: 300ft.

Terrain: Track, path, road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis to Bridport

Start Point: East Beach Car Park (payment required). (Postcode: DT6 4EW, Grid Reference: SY464903, What Three Words: soonest.confined.baseline).

How to Get There: From Bridport head south towards West Bay. On entering the village, head straight over the small roundabout and when the road bends to the right, turn left. The car park appears on the right hand side.

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments: On route are a number of options including The Station Kitchen Restaurant, The West Bay Hotel and The George.

Toilets are located at the Visitor Centre, East Beach and at the harbour.

West Bay Harbour

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