West Bay Discovery Centre

Run by a local charity West Bay Discovery Centre is an award-winning visitor centre situated on the edge of the beach inside the former Methodist Chapel in West Bay. There is something for every member of the family at West Bay Discovery Centre. Our hands-on interactive activities are designed to provide a shared learning experience for families and are popular with all ages. The centre is accessible to buggy and wheelchair users and our displays use a variety of audio and visual mediums. Our volunteers are always on hand to help. There’s always something fun to do. The Centre is a great place to learn about West Bay. We love seeing our visitors playing: they can shelter boats from a storm, build a cliff and identify West Bay’s fishing catch or our local wildlife and feel in the “hidey-hole” for creatures from the sea. Our children’s activity bench offers a changing range of activities during the school holidays, which are extremely popular. Come along and join in the fun.


Venue address
Chapel on the Beach

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Cost variations
Free admission
Additional Information
Visit website for further information including special events listed on our whats on page.


Other Facilities
Registered Disability Support Dogs, registered Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, registered Guide Dogs for the Blind, registered Disability Assistance Dogs, registered Medical Assistance Dogs and registered Seizure Alert Dogs are all welcome
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Chapel on the Beach  Bridport  Dorset