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The Best Sights near West Bay

West Bay is your gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a land of ancient mysteries and inspirational natural attractions. The park is just a short stroll from West Bay's giant cliffs, harbour and beach - where you might just find fossils lying underfoot!

The nearby resort of Lyme Regis is famous for its prehistoric wonders too. Wander Monmouth Beach to find your own or visit the popular Philpot Museum to admire the finest ancient treasures. The town also boasts a score of classic seaside amusements and eateries.

Further afield, Weymouth's great golden beach, attractions and watersports offer non-stop family fun.

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West Bay Beach

West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4HE

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Popularised in recent years by the TV series Broadchurch, West Bay Beach marks the start of Dorset's iconic Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site.

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Bridport

Dorset

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Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and striking coastline, the bustling market town of Bridport is renowned for its vibrant arts community.

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis, Dorset

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A seaside resort with not one but two beaches! Plus a famous historic harbour, charming shopping streets and restaurants serving the freshest fish.

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Weymouth

Weymouth, Dorset

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With one of the sunniest climates in the country, this pretty town is a fabulous mix of Georgian grandeur and seaside charm.

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Abbotsbury Swannery

New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Near Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JG


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Home to hundreds of birds, the Abbotsbury Swannery lets you take a unique walk through the heart of a colony of nesting swans.

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Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7SX


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Take a trip into the world's oceans - with cheeky penguins, delightful seals and intimidating piranhas just waiting to say hello!

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Monkey World

Monkey World, Near Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH


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Meet the stars of the TV show "Monkey Life" who call this inspiring sanctuary their home - the largest ape rescue centre in the world!

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West Bay

West Bay, Dorset

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Flanked by golden sandstone cliffs, this charming harbour is the picturesque gateway to the Jurassic Coast and is the striking setting for TV drama Broadchurch.

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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Buller's Way, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA

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With its unique microclimate, these renowned gardens are home to rare and unusual plants from around the world - from lush jungles to the Himalayas!

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Mapperton

Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR


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This idyllic sandstone manor sits in a beautiful untouched valley and is home to over 15-acres of blissfully romantic gardens.

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Nothe Fort

Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UF

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Climb the ramparts of this fortress for mesmerising views of Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast, then descend into its passageways to unearth its remarkable history.

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The Fleet Explorer

Ferrymans Way, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9YU
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A stunning natural attraction, Fleet Lagoon is simply teaming with wildlife - so board the Fleet Explorer for a closer look!

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Snapper Charters

Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9AQ
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Snapper Charters offer deep sea fishing trips leaving daily from Weymouth harbour. With all tackle and bait provided, these trips make the perfect family day out!

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Weymouth Beach

Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AN

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Tailor-made for families and, in particular, little ones, Weymouth Beach is famed for its powder-soft sand and safe, crystal clear waters.

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Chesil Cove Beach

Portland Beach Road, Portland, Dorset, DT4 9XE
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Chesil Cove is part of the Jurassic Coast and the southern extremity of Chesil Beach - an astonishing 18-mile long tombolo connecting the Isle of Portland to the mainland.

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