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Bridport Harbour, West Bay

Bridport (West Bay) harbour is 15 miles west of Dorchester at the western end of Chesil Beach.

Boat moorings

The harbour has 115 drying moorings with the majority let for private use. There are 15 commercial moorings for either fishing vessels or passenger vessels carrying fewer than 12 people. At the moment the waiting list for a mooring stands at 80.

Visiting craft

Visiting fishing boats and commercial vessels can berth by the East Pier.

Visiting leisure craft can berth against the pontoon that has been provided, which runs up through the middle of the harbour. 

There is a chart of the harbour on Admiralty chart SC3315. Visitors should contact the harbour staff when planning their passage to confirm depth available:

Phone:01308 423222

Mobile: 07870 240636

Radio: VHF channel 16, working channel 11

Boat and trailer parking

Bridport harbour operates a large boat park to the rear of the George Hotel. The boat park is a secure compound with CCTV and an electronic key fob entry system.

The park holds approximately 70 boats and has a short waiting list. Contact the Harbourmaster to be added to the waiting list.

There is a large area at the top of the slipway for people launching on the slipway to store their trailer. The slipway area will store approximately 100 trailers.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm in the summer season.


Harbour facilities include:

  • 10 metre wide slipway where you can launch at any state of the tide into 0.75 metres of water. Please note that launching with south easterly winds can be difficult so you should check with the harbour staff when these occur as the slipway could be closed
  • pontoons for passenger landing, loading and unloading boats launched on the slipway and for leaving your boat overnight 
  • shelter in the outer harbour for vessels with 0.75 metre draft at all states of the tide
  • power and water for visiting vessels
  • wash off area for divers

Harbour dues and charges

The harbour dues and charges for 2019-2020 come into effect on 1 April 2019.

Bridport harbour users group

Read the minutes from the Bridport Harbour user group meeting held at The Salt House, West Bay on 22 October 2018.

West Bay flood defence

View the West Bay flood defence update for information on the presentation shown at the harbour consultation meeting held in October 2016.

Safety and waste management

The  ​Port Marine Operations Plan​ was drawn up to comply with the Port Marine Safety Code. There is also a Port Waste Management Plan.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

It is necessary that we collect your data in order to deliver these services. DCP will always treat your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In order to comply with GDPR, we are required to provide you with some information about your rights and how we will use your  data.

Bridport Harbour Privacy Notice.


Contact us

Harbourmaster - West Bay

Name: Harbourmaster - West Bay
Tel: 01308 423222
Mob: 07870 240636
Full contact details for Harbourmaster - West Bay

Deputy Harbourmaster - West Bay

Name: Deputy Harbourmaster - West Bay
Tel: 01308 423222
Mob: 07773 479598
Full contact details for Deputy Harbourmaster - West Bay


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