THINGS TO DO 

Wineries/ Brewery Tours

 

Situated on the outskirts of Bridport why not enjoy a touch of the Mediterranean with a tour of the Furleigh Estate Vineyard.

Alternatively  why not take a look around Palmers Brewery. Set on the outskirts of the town they have been brewing beer here since 1794. Still independent and still partly thatched it is well worth a visit.

Leisure Activities

Enjoy water sports? Then West Bay is the place to be. A great place to scuba dive, why not give water skiing or give wake boarding a try?

For that rush of adrenaline why not try "The West Bay Blast" or  the more relaxing Jurassic Coast Cruise.

For the fisherman there are plenty of opportunities from the beach the  pier or by boat.

We are minutes away from Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club where visitors are welcome. Probably one of the most scenic golf courses in Dorset.

Close by visit the Abbotsbury  Sub-tropical Gardens, Swannery  or Children's Farm.

Bridport is famous for it's historic Rope making industry. Find out more at the Bridport Museum.

Local landscape photographer Neil Barnes runs workshops in the West Bay area which are great fun and very informative.

 https://www.neilbarnes.com/

Cultural Sites

 

West Bay is home to the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Take a walk along the magnificent coastline or simply relax and take in the amazing views.

For a real taste of the Jurassic world why not join a fossil hunt treading in the footsteps of our very own  Mary Anning.

Local transport

Buses

Why not take a break from using the car? The X53 bus runs along the Jurassic Coast from Weymouth to Axminster and stops a few minutes walk from Bredy House.

The X51 bus will take you to Dorchester.

Trains

For access to the area there are frequent trains running between London and Dorchester, Weymouth and Axminster.

Taxis

For those who prefer not to use public transport there are plenty of local taxi firms.

Local shops & Markets

Browse the quirky, individual shops of Bridport and West Bay or visit the bustling local market which takes place in Bridport every Saturday and Wednesday.

 

Why not spend  a Sunday walking through the Bridport Vintage Market situated within the historic art and antiques quarter .

Sunday is also the time to visit the famous West Bay car boot sale (Summer months only)

Film and Literary Tours

Dorset has always been a popular location as a dramatic setting. West Bay and the surrounding area has featured as the backdrop to many films and works of literature. 

Explore the sites used in the making of Broadchurch or The French Lieutenants Woman, or discover the inspiration for novels such as "On Chesil Beach" or the works of Thomas Hardy.

Please note that due to the current situation not all attractions may be operating and all festivals etc have been cancelled for 2020.

Please let us know if you want any information regarding specific attractions.

Annual Festivals

Bridport and West Bay play host to many annual festivals and events. From our quirky Hat Festival to the Melplash Agricultural Show, Vintage Car Rally, Music Festivals and numerous Food & Drink Festivals.

Follow our blog for details of upcoming events.