<h1>WEST BAY HOLIDAYS</h1> holiday cottages


Vintage charm, fossil finding and Broadchurch

Visit West Bay

A small town in West Dorset, this once quiet seaside resort has experienced a boom in tourism over recent years, with the filming of popular TV series Broadchurch gracing its shores. Enjoy the stunning views out to sea and across the Jurassic Coast from one of the two piers, sample the delightful fish and chips on the harbourside, or head out to sea on a boat to experience a true taste of coastal living.

Map showing the location of West Bay, Dorset

West Bay Cottages

Our West Bay cottages will have you living the dream life by the sea, with the sound of birds and the lapping waves of the ocean ready to wake you up each morning.

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Things to do

We’ve put together a tempting list of things to do when on holiday in Dorset


A fossil finding guide

The world-renowned Jurassic Coast is an incredible UK destination to go fossil hunting. Discover ammonites, bivalves and brachiopods at the beaches lining beautiful Dorset.

Your guide to Dorset beaches

The beaches in Dorset, alongside the many other beautiful coastal locations, make the county one of the UK's most perfect holiday destinations. With nearly 100 miles of coastline to be enjoyed, it's no surprise that some of the country’s best beaches are found here. From the historic Jurassic Coast, where fossils await, to the town beaches in Bournemouth and Poole, there's a beach for everyone.

A beautiful bay

Sandwiched between the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and magnificent Chesil Beach, this small town is perfect for exploring the southern shores of this beautiful county.

West Bay boasts seaside charm in abundance, with plenty of places to try some delicious fish and chips or ice cream, and some wonderful restaurants to sample the finest local produce on offer.

There is lots of space on the beach to soak up the sunshine or go for a refreshing dip in the sea. You’ll also be in a popular fossil-hunting area, and there are plenty of activities on offer such as boat rides, diving and fishing.

The town has been used in many famous scenes over the years, but its most recent feature was as the backdrop from popular TV serial drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

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