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It has a fairly small harbour, two piers and two beaches. The east beach is part of the Chesil Beach and can be seen in the photo to the right. West Bay and Chesil Beach make up part of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site, a title that has been much vaunted locally since it was conferred by UNESCO on the beautiful and varied geography of the southern coast.
Construction work is currently under way to replace the west pier and rebuild the east pier. This is part of a new coastal defense scheme and also extends the facilities of the harbour with a new slip way. The work is due to finish in the last half of 2004, and is currently nearing completion. After the construction work, a small regeneration scheme is in operation, with new housing being planned around the harbour area.
There is also the Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club situated on top of the east cliff (in the photograph) just a short walk from West Bay with a full 18-hole course and 9-hole "pitch and putt" course in the summer season.
There are lots of fishing trips available in the summer, including deep sea fishing. Boats can also be hired to row up the river Brit towards Bridport.
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