Locations and Access

  • West Bexington

    Site Details: 
    Name of Location West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Refreshments available nearby
    • Toilets on site
    • No defined paths
    OS Map Reference SY527866
    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Car park 50° 40' 33.0312" N, 2° 39' 55.4688" W
    Car Park 50° 41' 44.3652" N, 2° 42' 49.8168" W

    The turning down to West Bexington and the shore car park is 2.5 miles from Bridport heading east towards Abbotsbury on the B3157. The turning is in the village of Swyre on the right hand side opposite the Bull Inn.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    Loose Footings The path here is mainly loose shingle and difficult to walk on

    Some reserves, often coastal ones, can have loose footings on shingle, sand, even rocks. Not only can this be hazzardous they can be very tiring to walk across and one can sometimes find one has walked too far! 

    Nearby Sites: 

    These are sites near to the one you selected. Distances given are VERY approximate! Click any photograph to go to the full details of that site.

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