Things To Do in Bridport & West Bay

Wondering what there is to see and do during your visit to Bridport and West Bay? From hikes and rambles in the gorgeous countryside and fast boat rides along the coast to wine tasting and visits to country houses, there's definitely enough to keep everyone entertained.

Get out and explore

The local landscape surrounding Bridport and West Bay is simply stunning and really needs to be explored to the full. There are miles upon miles of cycling routes and walking trails that allow you to immerse yourself within the beautiful surroundings and get back to nature.

Wonderful history and heritage

Bridport has a rich and long history dating back hundreds of years. Learn more of the towns historic past at Bridport Museum. Discover the towns past from the Romans to rope making and learn more of how people lived and worked in the town.

Partial to a tipple?

The Bridport and West Bay area are real hot spots for fabulous food and drink and should be a must visit for all food lovers. The area hosts many of the finest local producers of award-winning food and drink such as Palmers Brewery and the Furleigh Wine Estate.

Palmers Brewery is the oldest thatched brewery dating back to 1794. Join one of the brewery tours and sample some of the ale brewed on site; you can even purchase some to take home.

The Furleigh Wine Estate produces award-winning wine from their vineyard just outside of Bridport. The estate runs regular tours and tasting events and is certainly a must for lovers of the grape.

Get active and feel energised

If the thought of sitting back and relaxing leaves you with itchy feet, don’t panic. Bridport Leisure Centre provides a whole host of activities to keep you active. With swimming pools, fitness suite, squash courts and fully equipped sports hall there is more than enough to keep you busy.

You could also take to water with a gentle paddle along the River Brit with West Bay Canoes, or for thrill seekers, jump on a fast RIB ride along the Jurassic Coast with Lyme Bay RIB Charter.

For fans of Broadchurch

If you were gripped by the award-winning TV hit drama Broadchurch, you can visit filming locations right here at West Bay with the Broadchurch Trail.


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Furleigh Estate Wine Tours

Set in West Dorset’s wonderful green and rolling hills, Furleigh Estate makes some of the best sparkling wine in the country. We have over 22,000 vines and a purpose-built winery containing...

Palmers Brewery

Guided brewery tours now run throughout the year Monday to Friday. Book on to one of our brewery tours and take a look around the only thatched brewery in the UK. Palmers ales are brewed in one of...

Redlands Yard

For nearly 40 years Redlands Yard (previously called Broadwindsor Craft Centre) has been a firm local and visitors favourite. No visit is complete without a treating yourself to something delicious...

Lyme Bay RIB Charter

Boat trips running daily along the Jurassic Coast departing from West Bay Harbour. Daily excursions including Coastal Cruises, RIB Blasts & Evening Tours.  Also available to charter...