West Bay Discovery Centre, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EN.

Broadchurch Trail

Broadchurch first hit our screens back in March 2013 with the second series following in early 2015 and the final series in 2017.  It won several BAFTA’s and starred David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy and Olivia Coleman as DS Ellie Miller. It explored how a tragic incident affects a small, close-knit community, and how the characters react to the media attention and the mutual suspicion that arises.  Broadchurch is unique in how it shows how something terrible can happen in such a beautiful place.

The Dorset landscape was always intended to be a main character of the drama; Chris Chibnall wrote Broadchurch “as a love letter to the scenery of the Jurassic Coast which used key landmarks as part of its story.

The landscape informs the drama: the cliffs, the sea, the beach are all key elements of the story.” In fiction it is set in Dorset: but to reduce the cost of production many of the locations were shot in Clevedon -13 miles from Bristol where the film company is based.

Enjoy discovering the key filming locations of Broadchurch in West Bay, many thanks go to Visit Dorset for giving us permission to share this with you.