West Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover weekends & bank holidays May 26 to July 1, daily July 7 to September 2 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

West Bay sits just to the west of St Mildred’s Bay, separated from it by high chalk cliffs.  It is sandy, with rock pools and it’s popular with families.  A frequent Blue Flag award winner, there is seasonal lifeguard cover and the bathing water is clean, so this is a fine beach to swim from.  You can also enjoy excellent sunsets here, perhaps sipping a drink or having a meal at the cafe, which opens in the evenings.  Highly recommended.

Autumn season photo gallery


What the beach means to George.


In the morning at West Bay.