Set-Jetting: West Bay, Dorset.

Like my previous post on Port Isaac in Cornwall, West Bay in Dorset, England was hardly on our list of travel destinations until one lazy afternoon of Netflixing which got us hooked on British crime drama ‘Broadchurch’.


The intriguing twists and plot got us hooked on the series and the fictitious town of Broadchurch which is essentially a combination of spots along the Jurassic Coast. This includes quaint seaside towns like Lyme Regis.

Scenes in the seaside town of Lyme Regis

The name of the show was coined by combining of the names of two hamlets in the area – Broadoak & Whitchurch. The steep slopes of West Bay’s coastline are featured prominently in the series.

While editing may have played a major role in how the scenes were presented and the location showcased, these do not do justice to how the fascinating coastline transforms in different lights and tides during the day.

It is difficult to describe the colour of the cliffs in West Bay which display different hues in the morning, afternoon, evening and night.

My favourite though is the hues of a setting sun that blanket the slopes in a bright golden colour.

We have great memories of this place, thanks to that one lazy afternoon of channel surfing.


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