Visiting Bridport & West Bay

The location of the popular tv hit Broadchurch, Bridport & West Bay is a small, but beautiful seaside town on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. I first visited Bridport & West Bay I was 13 and myself and my sister stayed at the local caravan park which was a Haven park back then. It was so much fun. Years later a family member moved down here and I am sad to say I have visited a small number of times. 4 years ago I visited and had a fabulous time vintage hunting treasures. We enjoyed one evening of fish & chips on the seafront with a mug of tea for dinner, it was quite apart from the odd dog walking local. It was bliss watching the sunset, munching a delicious piece of cod made from a small shack on the seafront. It was the simplest of pleasures.

This May, we decided to take Baby T on her first holiday and to catch up with family. We hired a cute little house just 8 miles from Bridport in Charmouth.

Bridport is a Gateway Town for the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. It prides itself on promoting the high quality and a variety of local food. There are several types of markets throughout the month with a street market every Wednesday and Saturday in this historic market town, along with a Farmers Market and the Vintage Market. If you are a vintage lover, this is the place to be. Alongside this, it is full of quirky little shops and independent places to grab a coffee, slice of cake and eat the local produce. It sounds like the perfect place to live.


A stone’s throw away from Bridport, West Bay is a small harbour, with the picturesque fishing boats, large stretches of shingle beaches either side and the famous cliff side. It is full of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also caravan parks, hotels and B&Bs making it an ideal location to spend your holiday.

We were lucky enough to be blessed with gorgeous sunshine on our visit to Bridport, we enjoyed a pint of prawns in a small pub in the town centre and a stroll down by the harbour alongside the young crab catcher wannabes with their plastic buckets and fishing rods.

The day we visited was the wedding day for Harry & Meghan, it was great to see the locals getting into the spirit of the wedding. I had to share this with you as I thought it was cute and obviously a lot of time had gone into making these.

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