GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Bay to Seatown Coastal Walk

3 miles (4.82 km)

A lovely section of the Jurassic Coast between the Dorset villages of West Bay and Seatown. It's just over 3 miles and includes a substantial climb to Thorncombe Beacon and Doghouse Hill.
The walk starts at the coastal village of West Bay with its attractive harbour and beautiful beach. The area is also known as Bridport Harbour, sited at the mouth of theRiver Britapproximately 1.5 miles (2.4km) south ofthe town of Bridport.
From here you can pick up the coastal path and head west towards Eype Mouth where there is a beach and natural break in the line of sea cliffs. You then climb to Thorncombe Beacon where there are splendid views along the coast.
The route continues west across Doghouse Hill before descending into Seatown. The pretty little hamlet includes views of the River Winniford, little houses, and a small beach which is popular with fossil hunters. There's also a nice pub where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.
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. Our Circular Walk from West Bay will take you to the nearby village of Burton Bradstock where there's another lovely beach.
Just to the north you will find the climb to Colmers Hill near the picturesque village of Symondsbury. From here there's great views over this stretch of the coast and the rolling hills of Dorset and Devon. The pretty Symondsbury Estate is also a great place for refreshments with the excellent Symondsbury Kitchen, where there is a lovely garden to sit out in.

West Bay to Seatown OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a couple of miles to the east of Bridport there's Shipton Gorge where you can enjoy a climb to Shipton Hill and visit the splendid 15th century church of St Martin.


West Bay, the harbour - - 550719

West Bay, the harbour

The Beach at West Bay - - 239969

The Beach at West Bay

Eastern slope of Thorncombe Beacon - - 1146042

Eastern slope of Thorncombe Beacon

Eype's Mouth from the cliff path - - 365150

Eype's Mouth from the cliff path

Steps to the beach at Eype - - 365146

Steps to the beach at Eype

Path, to Doghouse Hill - - 1454304

Path, to Doghouse Hill

Thorncombe Beacon - - 1715708

Thorncombe Beacon

Seatown beach and pub - - 496528

Seatown beach and pub

GPS Files

GPX File

West Bay to Seatown.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

West Bay to Seatown.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)