GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Bay to Abbotsbury Walk

9 miles (14 km)

Enjoy a walk from West Bay to Abbotsbury on the Dorset coast.
The route runs for a distance of 9 miles along a lovely section of the South West Coast Path.
You can start the walk from the car park on the sea front in West Bay. From here you can pick up the waymarked footpath and follow it south east past the Bridport and West Dorset golf club to Burton Bradstock.
The walk then heads along Burton Beach and Cogden Beach where you will pass the pretty Burton Mere and the West Bexington Nature reserve where you can look out for a variety of coastal wildlife.
The final section leaves the coast, passing the delightful Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and the historic Abbotsbury Castle before finishing in the village.
You can extend the walk by continuing along Chesil Beach towards Weymouth.

West Bay to Abbotsbury Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

West Bay to Abbotsbury Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Beach at West Bay - - 3630199

Beach at West Bay

Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock - - 3819056

Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock

Coastal path at West Bexington - - 758912

Coastal path at West Bexington. To the east of the village the path runs along the back of Chesil Beach. The village can be seen in the right distance.

Safety on Cogden Beach - - 1988079

Safety on Cogden Beach

Bridge in Abbotsbury Gardens - - 3127224

Bridge in Abbotsbury Gardens

Abbotsbury Castle trig pillar and a rainbow - - 2664995

Abbotsbury Castle trig pillar and a rainbow. There are lovely views over the area from this elevated spot near the end of the walk.


GPS Files

GPX File

West Bay to Abbotsbury Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)