Bridport! West Bay! An unexpectedly awesome beach !
So, do you live in the UK and you’re looking for a nice beach with mediterranean specifications? Is it the summer and you haven’t got a holiday planned? Fear not! There is a place which has it all . Mediterranean sea, great views and it’s right at your doorstep.
Seriously? In England? Wow!
Well, pay attention now! For me to say this it must mean that it is actually beautiful and you can actually swim in it. I didn’t 🙂 – because obviously I wasn’t expecting to find anything like this in front of me – but oh yes it happened. The beach, West Bay, actually looked like a Greek beach and the water had the right temperature for you to swim in! I was so excited to see it that since I saw it I have been telling everyone about it and now I am telling you too!
Golden sand, blue waters , beautiful scenery!
Located at the south coast of the UK ( which actually makes it a little bit difficult to reach) it is certainly worth the visit.
It has previously become famous ( before me visiting!) by TV crime drama Broadchurch and TV series such as River Cottage. I haven’t watched any of them but so I hear!
I happened to visit it when I was in the nearby isle of Portland . In terms of distance , if you’re travelling from London it will take you approximately 3 hours , if you’re travelling from the north of England prepare for many hours on the road ! Nevertheless, if you do decide to visit ,then just make sure you drive down the B3157 which makes one of the best scenic routes . Also you’ll find the ice cream van on the way selling amazing cornish ice cream !
So, what can you do in Bridport? Apart from enjoying the beach , you can find a market where you can find interesting Antiques , local crafts , foodstuff etc
Make sure you climb on the East Cliff. The views are just amazing . Take care though when coming down as it is steep and slippery .
What to eat? While walking on the West Bay Marina you will find plenty of street stalls selling fish and chips especially, so just go for it, it’s delicious! I only went on a day trip so this is exactly what I had but if you have any suggestions , you let me know so I can visit next time.
Worth the visit so make a plan , pack your swimsuit with you, don’t forget your sunscreen and off you go! Hopefully the weather will be great for you too! Enjoy xx