Place:West Bay, Dorset, England

NameWest Bay
Coordinates50.7116°N 2.7638°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoBridport Rural, Dorset, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Burton Bradstock, Dorset, Englandparish in which it was situated
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West Bay, also known as 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.

The previous main commercial trade of the harbour—exporting Bridport's ropes and nets—declined in the second half of the 19th century. When the railway arrived in 1884, attempts were made to provide the settlement with the facilities of a resort, and today West Bay has a mixed economy of tourism and fishing.

Since 1974 West Bay has been within the administrative district of West Dorset. Prior to 1974 it was in the parish of Burton Bradstock in Bridport Rural District.

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