West Bay West Beach

West Bay beach is a wide sandy beach split by the harbour entrance.

The high cliffs here were the location for the TV programme Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

Parking, toilets and selection of shops and places to eat.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for West Bay West Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at Bridport, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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West Bay West Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (E)
Friday, Dec 02fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 03fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NE)

Bridport weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

West Bay West Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Bay West Beach is at Bridport (West Bay) 0.64 km (0.40 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 04:04 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 11:09 (Height 3.47m)
   Low Tide at 16:52 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 23:50 (Height 3.15m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:15 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 12:19 (Height 3.34m)
   Low Tide at 18:06 (Height 1.45m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 01:01 (Height 3.10m)
   Low Tide at 06:33 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 13:32 (Height 3.31m)
   Low Tide at 19:16 (Height 1.41m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 02:15 (Height 3.18m)
   Low Tide at 07:42 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 14:42 (Height 3.39m)
   Low Tide at 20:15 (Height 1.30m)
Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 03:21 (Height 3.36m)
   Low Tide at 08:41 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 15:43 (Height 3.52m)
   Low Tide at 21:08 (Height 1.15m)
Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 04:15 (Height 3.57m)
   Low Tide at 09:32 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 16:36 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 21:55 (Height 1.02m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 05:01 (Height 3.78m)
   Low Tide at 10:18 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 17:23 (Height 3.79m)
   Low Tide at 22:40 (Height 0.93m)

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