Watch House Café is a breezy, easy going café in the heart of West Bay on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Set right on East Beach, it’s just yards from the sea and the stunning views.

The café has been completely refurbished and now offers extensive outdoor seating areas offering stunning views along the coastline across the harbour towards Thorncombe Beacon, Charmouth and Lyme Regis. Looking the other way towards Burton Bradstock you have the imposing golden cliffs that are so well known along this coastline. A great spot to see the Jurassic Coast in all its glory.

Inside you’ll find a bright, cosy and chic setting that shows off the cakes, drinks and sea food thats available. The large windows and folding doors brings the outside in making the decked area and extension to the café itself.

The menus have been designed to offer the best that Dorset has to offer from an early Farmhouse Breakfast, through to our infamous Fish and Chips as well as many other options on seasonal menus. Check out the printed menus for our daily fish specials, all locally sourced.

Summer evenings are a great time to visit and we will be running a number of events across the holiday periods, so please check the website regularly to see what’s going on, or sign up for our newsletter and receive regular updates.

Just inside the café is our ice-cream parlour, offering a range of Lovington’s ice cream as well as a selection of lollies, so you have the choice to sit on the deck and enjoy the view or the freedom to sit down on the beach.

Bradley and the team are ready to offer you all a very warm welcome to the Watch House and West Bay, so please drop in, have a coffee, a slice of locally made cake or stay for a meal. We look forward to seeing you.

Latest Updates from the Watch House

New Shop Counter

Recently introduced at The Watch House Cafe was our new Shop Counter, it features many of the different Hive Beach Company Ltd products. Included are: The Chocolate Lollipops with Snowies or Jelly Beans, a wide variety of fudge, biscuits and … Continue reading

New Breakfast Menu and December Hours

We have recently introduced a new breakfast menu here at the Watch House Cafe with new tasty breakfasts for you to enjoy, included are: Granola, Winter Berries and Natural Yoghurt,  The yummy breakfast Ciabatta which comes in 3 varieties: Bacon, … Continue reading

Change of Hours

Due to a staff shortage between the Watch House Café and Hive Beach Café the decision has been made to prematurely end the evening services as of tonight at the Watch House so we can concentrate our efforts on the … Continue reading