LATEST statistics from the Government and Public Health England has shown that one area within Dorset has not reported a coronavirus cluster during the pandemic. To build your own Itinerary, click to add an item to your Itinerary basket. With the current restrictions on hospitality venues in place, we are still only able to offer a limited menu and restricted dining times. A trip down to West Bay beach is equally wonderful in the winter months; enjoy a blustery walk beach combing and fossil hunting and warm up with a nice hot mug of tea in one of West Bay’s many cafes. away or a very pleasant 20-minute walk. [17] The new west pier is named the Jurassic Pier. Dorset is renowned for its food, with West Bay and Bridport having excellent places to eat including quality Restaurants, [19] There are beaches and cliffs on either side of the harbour. Bridport's rope and nets were in less demand, and sailing ships were being supplanted by steam-powered vessels. West Bay from East Pier, taken by Robert Mulholland. In July 2012 Charlotte Blackman, 22, of Heanor, Derbyshire, died when a 160ft (50m) cliff at the eastern end of East Cliff collapsed on top of her. This also protects the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure. Diners, Cafés, Tea Rooms and Pubs (seafood often being a speciality). [13] The terrace remains a prominent feature of the harbourside. We will be open from 11am to 11pm everyday for a drink & a chat. Bridport is a small market town in West Dorset which lies around two miles inland from West Bay. The harbour has a secure boat park, holding up to seventy boats and entered via an electronic fob system; it is located behind the George Hotel and operates a waiting-list system.[26]. Works to the River Brit riverbank will improve protection to West Bay Holiday Park and West Bay. Rowing boat hire is available and a fun fair visits West Bay during the prime holiday weeks. Although West Bay has all you need for your beach and sea vacation, Bridport Town is a short bus ride REOPENS 22 MARCH 2021Bennetts Water Gardens has now re-opened. Call in and ask about latest news on the menu & room availability or call/email us using the information below. Find out more here. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. The amount of harbour dues taken showed the extent of the decline: in 1881 they amounted to only 10% of those collected half a century before.[9]. Discover the creatures of the seashore and deeper waters…, CLOSES 01/11/2020 FOR THE SEASON UNTIL SPRING 2021, DATE TBAThe Swannery is now open…, NOW CLOSED. The Jurassic Pier, which is 240 metres long, was significantly improved in 2004. Know before you go – Covid-19 information. [7] The first registered launch was the 270 ton brig Adventurer in 1779, the last was the Lilian exactly a century later. The famous sandstone East Cliff at West Bay, formed from Lower Jurassic Government and Public Health England define a coronavirus cluster as an area where there are more than two coronavirus cases in a population size of 7,500 at any one time. Jurassic Coast West Bay flood defence work set to start, What my ME could teach long Covid sufferers. The Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club, situated on top of the east cliff, has a full 18-hole course. Launch your boat at the West Bay Marina (Bridport Harbour). The river was also diverted to run between the piers. Bothenhampton meanwhile has a population of 2,131. West Bay Tourism: Tripadvisor has 11,007 reviews of West Bay Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best West Bay resource. They constructed a variety of vessels including frigates, cutters, schooners, brigantines, barques and fishing smack. The coastline faces southwest—the direction of the prevailing winds—toward the Atlantic Ocean, where the fetch length is over 3,100 miles (5,000 km), resulting in the potential for large and destructive swell waves. Self Catering Cottages and Apartments, Holiday and Camping Parks in West Bay, Bridport and the West Dorset area. coastal scenery. Trump signals he is prepared to leave White House, Paris police suspended over beating of black man. [18], At the parish level, West Bay is mostly within the South ward of Bridport Parish, though small areas also lie within the parishes of Symondsbury and Burton Bradstock. [19], Fishing trips are available in the summer, including deep sea fishing. The Station Kitchen is a restaurant in the old West Bay station which includes a World War One ambulance train carriage. [17] The cliff's distinctive colour is a result of oxidisation of fine pyrite grains, resulting in limonite. level. Please take care when visiting the beaches along the Jurassic Coast, never sit directly under the cliffs, take note of all safety signs and remember to take all rubbish home with you. [9] Despite these improvements however, trade at the harbour had begun to decline. Latest available data reports Burton Bradstock and Chideock has four active cases while Bridport North has reported three cases within the seven days up until Friday, November 13. Some areas are coloured white and described as "suppressed", meaning MSOA level rates are suppressed and there have been zero to two cases in a seven-day period. Please see for more information. Works to the River Brit riverbank will improve protection to West Bay Holiday Park and West Bay. [29] Very short portions of the second and third series were also filmed in the area.[30]. The majority of the homes and build-up areas are within Bridport while there are far less properties in West Bay and Bothenhampton. [4], By the 18th century the small harbour was ill-equipped to deal with the increasing size of ships, plus the problems of silting and storm damage had never been fully resolved, so in 1740 work commenced on building another new harbour 270 metres (300 yd) to the west. The West Bay harbour area has many kiosks serving various types of menus, including traditional fish and chips, often with locally caught fish. The town, harbour, and beach were used as locations in The Navy Lark and the 2013 ITV series Broadchurch. With farmers Dinosaur Coast, tourists throughout the World visit Dorset for fossil hunting in stunning [11] After the construction work a small regeneration scheme was implemented, with new housing—called Quay West—built on the west side of the harbour, on part of the old shipyard area.[11]. Bridport - Phil Beard Subsequently, they established the West Bay Building Company to build villas and lodging houses for visitors. Featured in The Good Beach Guide, West Bay has two beaches, East Beach and West Beach. Bridport and West Bay’s location lends itself as the perfect base to explore. Public Health England breaks down the numbers of Covid-19 cases into neighbourhoods called 'Middle Super Output Areas' (MSOAs), which are smaller than council wards and based on population rather than geographical area.