The Geography Department


West Bay   Dorset


West Bay photographs Feb  2004



Chapman's Pool

Chesil Beach - 1998 storms  August 2000  April 2006  April 2007

Corfe Castle


Durdle Door - April 2006  April 2007



Furzy Cliffs


Kimmeridge Bay


Lulworth Cove  Colchester VIth Form College AS Fieldwork Oct 2001

Lulworth Cove  4 April 2007 am.

Lulworth Cove  4 April 2007 pm.


Old Harry Rocks & 24 Oct 2001

Old Harry Rocks April 2006


Osmington Mills



Swanage beach and cliffs


West Bay harbour engineering works Feb 2004

West Bay harbour defence works, October 2004

West Bay, harbour and cliffs, August 2005

White Nothe April 2006








Taken possibly in the years 1997-1999, from the car park of the Golf Club.






Defence works to the west of West Bay. the recurved concrete sea wall is protected by nourished shingle, and there are two stone groynes protecting that. The slope to the right has been graded and some mesh laid to prevent further slippages.


The coast path now runs behind the graded slope and just to the seaward of an estate of bungalows.




The scene from one of the rock groynes, showing the features of the first two photos, and the coast towards Golden Cap.



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Work was underway to remodel the entrance to West Bay to expand the range of facilities available for small boats at the port, but especially to make the harbour entrance safer.


The harbour entrance looking out to sea on a dour day in February!



Rip rap in the harbour area, with the eastern cliffs  in the background.


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a pdf brochure on the current scheme (2004)


South West Grid for Learning

 - a history of West Bay

An overview of the work in hand, showing the layout of the harbour at West Bay from the viewpoint on the western cliffs.


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