Circular Walk from West Bay Dorset
Enjoy some splendid coastal views on this walk from the village of West Bay in Dorset. The route runs for about 5 miles along fairly flat paths from West Bay to the nearby village of Burton Bradstock. You'll enjoy wonderful golden cliffs and lovely beaches on this beautiful area of the Dorset coast.
The walk starts from the picturesque harbour at West Bay. The area is also known as Bridport Harbour, sited at the mouth of the River Brit approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of the town of Bridport. The area has become more recognisable as some of the ITV drama "Broadchurch" was filmed here. From the harbour you head east past the Bridport Golf Club to Burton Bradstock. The route passes through the village before descending to Burton Beach where you pick up a section of the South West Coast Path. You then follow this back to West Bay, passing along the lovely beaches with views of the River Bride on the way.
West Bay sits at the western end of Chesil Beach. You can extend your walking in the area by heading east along the beach towards Weymouth and the Isle of Portland. If you head in the other direction the path will take you west to Seatown on a lovely section of the Jurassic Coast.
Circular Walk from West Bay Dorset Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Circular Walk from West Bay Dorset Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Circular Walk from West Bay Dorset OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Circular Walk from West Bay Dorset Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
On the route you could stop off at The Three Horseshoes Pub. The pub is set in a beautiful three hundred year old thatched stone property on the Jurassic Coast in the idyllic village of Burton Bradstock. They are in walking distance of the coastal path and the stunning “Hive” beach. In the summer you can relax in the lovely suntrap beer garden. You can find it on Mill street at postcode DT6 4QZ for your sat navs.
Back in West Bay the At West Bay at the end of the route you can reward yourself with some refreshments at The George. The pub is in a great location on the harbour and includes a riverside terrace for warmer days. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you. You can find it at 18 George Street with a postcode of DT6 4HA for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The popular coastal town of Lyme Regis is only about 8 miles away. It's a splendid section of the coast path which passes the Golden Cap Estate on the way. See the Lyme Regis to West Bay Walk for more details.
Near Bridport there's the climb to the lovely viewpoint at Colmers Hill from the picturesque village of Symondsbury. The historic village includes an ancient church and a noteworthy 15th century, thatched pub.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.