West Bay is the beach for the historic town of Bridport. Protected by its piers, the beach and harbour are fringed by old cottages and a Customs House. The town was once well known for rope making. Local art galleries showcase the natural beauty in this part of the Jurassic Coast and fossils are abundant hereabouts, often collected in the lea of the awesome East Cliff.
Dave’s perspective on a changing coastline.
The beach and East Cliff, at West Bay.
The beach was bathed in morning sunshine for this seasonal re-visit. There was a steep shingle shelf down to the water’s edge and the shingle turned relentlessly under the push and pull of the tide. East Cliff and its fossils dominate the beach, towering above the sand. The soft sandstone yields its ancient historical bounty all year round, well worth a visit.
Jo’s enjoyment of this beach and village, now showcased on a TV drama.
By the water on the shingle beach at West Bay.