Bridport Harbour Bridport Harbour

Welcome to Bridport Harbour, West Bay

Bridport Harbour is a small harbour settlement and resort on the English Channel coast in Dorset, England, sited at the mouth of the River Brit approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Bridport, 15 miles west of Dorchester at the western end of Chesil Beach.

The harbour is seen as an attractive place to visit and stay, making it a popular port of call. 

The harbour has 163 drying moorings with the majority let for private use. There are 24 commercial moorings for either fishing vessels or passenger vessels carrying fewer than 12 people. 

Fishing trips are available in the summer, including deep sea fishing. Boats can also be hired to row up the River Brit towards Bridport. 

The West Bay area has several local caravan and camping sites, as well as hotels and B&Bs, both in the bay area and the surrounding villages such as Burton Bradstock. The West Bay harbour area has many kiosks serving various types of menus, including traditional fish and chips, often with locally caught fish. 

The harbour summer season runs from 1 April - 30 September, during this time our offices are open Monday to Friday , 8am to 6pm. Saturday & Sunday 7am to 7pm

In winter season which runs from 1 October – 31 March, all non-commercial boats are advised to be taken from their moorings for safe storage on land.

Latest News

Annual Dredging Works
Dates - The dredging equipment will arrive at West Bay on 12 February, offloaded and then towed to Lyme Regis where dredging will start a few days later. Dredging at Lyme Regis must be completed by 5 March 2024. They will then move back to West Bay where dredging will restart and be completed by 28 March 2024. At Lyme Regis, the beach will be closed on 6 March, when the dredging operation is completed, and the construction plant will be mobilised to complete the process of collecting sand ... Read more...