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Bridport (West Bay)

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Flag, Red Ensign




AC 3351-0 Berry Head to Bill of Portland; AC3315-2 Bridport Harbour, SC 5601 East Devon & Dorset Coast (Hbr plan of Bridport); Imray C5 Bill of Portland to Salcombe (No Hbr Plan)

Rules & Regulations

Slow, no wash in the harbour


Rock ballast outwith the pierheads. Lit perches mark the extremities

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Bridport is 30 minutes after HW Plymouth. MHWS 4.1m MHWN 3.0m MLWN 1.6m MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master
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Although Bridport Harbour is the “Official” name of this place it is known to everyone in the South West as “West Bay” which is not to be confused with the “West Bay” lying just to the West of Portland Bill.
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We have given a way point within the white sector of the lead-in light and there are no off lying dangers along this bit of coast; your main problem will be rounding Portland Bill either before arriving or departing for the East. The Weymouth and Portland Cruising Association has something to say about that: ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

If you wish you can anchor close to the East Beach using the shelter of the harbour walls but don’t impede the movement of boats into and out of the harbour. Most people opt to go into the harbour and clew up on the pontoons where a berth will cost a 10m boat £20. ... read more

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