West Bay - part of the Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.
In recent years, West Bay has become best known as the setting for the popular TV drama Broadchurch. The spectacular cliffs have become a familiar backdrop for the series, and it’s even possible to take a Broadchurch-themed guided walk.
What makes it special
- Wonder at the 175 million year old crumbling cliffs
- Take a Broadchurch tour
Other things to do nearby
Set within beautiful gardens with the famous Beer Heights Light Railway and fascinating exhibition of model railways.
Courses and events inspired by the philosophy of River Cottage, from a night's dining through foraging and breadmaking courses.
Tour this vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone.
There are no commercial attractions here - just gently rolling countryside with fields where you can meet the donkeys.
The famous River Cottage Canteen showcases the very best of South West produce, with menus changing daily.
Take a walk down to Beer's beautiful beach and hire a traditional wooden boat for the day.
Seaton Jurassic is the south west's newest and most exciting day out. Take a journey through time to worlds familiar and alien.
There are a few different types of walks available around Beer.
There are several different day trips for cyclists starting from Beer.
Hire a traditional wooden motor boat off Beer beach for mackerel fishing, angling or just a trip around the bay.
There's lots to do at one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Visit the website
630 miles of superb coastline, the South West Coastal Path makes up the longest National Trail in the UK. On the way take in the heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery to truly inspire you.
Hop on a narrow gauge heritage tram between Seaton, Colyford and Colton and get an unrivalled view of the River Axe estuary and two nature reserves.
Join experienced skipper Luke Pettis on a deep sea fishing trip from the bustling port of Weymouth.
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portland (ASWC Portland) is a not-for-profit watersports centre offering sailing tuition, multi-activity and schools and groups packages for ages 5 plus.
There are great climbing opportunities around Portland, including sport climbing, deep water soloing and bouldering.