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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 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 8.5℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 2.2 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.

Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:39 (Height 3.25m)
   Low Tide at 09:40 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 16:34 (Height 3.16m)
   Low Tide at 22:00 (Height 1.60m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 04:46 (Height 3.46m)
   Low Tide at 10:29 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 17:29 (Height 3.37m)
   Low Tide at 22:47 (Height 1.40m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:36 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 11:15 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 18:13 (Height 3.55m)
   Low Tide at 23:32 (Height 1.23m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 06:19 (Height 3.82m)
   Low Tide at 11:59 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 18:53 (Height 3.68m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 06:58 (Height 3.92m)
   Low Tide at 12:40 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 19:30 (Height 3.76m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:52 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 07:31 (Height 3.97m)
   Low Tide at 13:17 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 19:59 (Height 3.80m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:26 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 07:58 (Height 3.99m)
   Low Tide at 13:47 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 20:20 (Height 3.80m)

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