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

West Bay Regatta

Recently, discovering this image we were prompted to get out the West Bay Regatta Programmes donated to us by John Hawkins. We were intrigued to find out what a Cigar and Umbrella Swimming Race involved! That then led us to doing further research about the Regatta. The first mention we Read more…

Let it be wild

The area just outside the ropes at the entrance to the Discovery Centre may look untidy to some, but to our wildlife it is a haven and a welcome place to retreat away from the surrounding car parks and roads. The growing conditions are challenging with sandy soil that quickly Read more…

West Bay Discovery Centre’s 3rd Birthday

West Bay Discovery Centre is celebrating its third birthday today (1st August). In those three years we’ve welcomed 35,000 visitors, hopefully informing and inspiring many of them to explore all that’s best about Bridport, West Bay and the surrounding area. We’ve gained recognition as the Best New Dorset Tourism Business (although, of course, Read more…

Spring in West Bay

The first day of Spring was officially Saturday 20th March 2021.Spring is the best time to spot birds building nests, daffodils and celandines emerging and bees buzzing. Here are some of the signs of Spring we have noticed around West Bay. Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) the flowers always appear before the Read more…