The Customs House

The Customs House, West Bay: Hours, Address, The Customs House Reviews: 3.5/5

The Customs House
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Antique Shops • Flea & Street Markets
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Customs House at West Bay, Dorset is an Emporium offering unique gifts, collectibles, memorabilia, vintage ware, retro & stylish clothing, handmade items, designer furniture & home furnishings. Over 100 traders located in a magnificent Grade 2 listed buildings & courtyard right on the beach. On site there is large cafe called Custom Maid, offering coffee, teas, ice creams,cakes & hot food & much more, open daily from 10am. Plenty of seating inside & in the courtyard. Regular weekend market held in the courtyard. New traders always welome. We are open, 7 days a week from 10am. Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates & events. A great day out for all the family & treasure hunters, on the beauitiful famous Jurassic Coast.
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1-2 hours
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Fenton170
Stoke-on-Trent, UK85 contributions
Loved it!
May 2021
Amazing shopping experience! If you love antiques and vintage it's fantastic. Also lots of new arts and crafts there too. There's places to eat and drink, in fact everything you could need for a couple of hours of sheer enjoyment. Prices very reasonable something for everyone
Written 21 May 2021
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Tom Johnson
Bridport, UK7 contributions
Interesting place
Jul 2020
Interesting eclectic collection of stuff, old or new, you can find practically anything here. Some weird things here, too.
Written 22 February 2021
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tracy A
Hertford, UK18 contributions
Brilliant
Oct 2020 • Couples
What an amazing place
Full of great collections friendly too west bay is an amazing sea side harbour
Written 31 October 2020
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Tracey1169
Willenhall, UK477 contributions
LOTS
Sep 2020 • Couples
This place has 3 floors full of everything from a card to antiques. We visited twice while staying in the bay. It’s simple to understand pick up what you want take to the payment point & pay easy.
Written 12 October 2020
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Ian J
19 contributions
Great browsing experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wonderful eclectic collection of antique, retro, ephemera, collectibles, takes a long time to see everything. Mostly reasonably priced too. All this with integrated cafe, what's not to like.
Written 17 September 2020
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Darrell W
Portsmouth, UK302 contributions
great attraction
Aug 2020 • Family
an imporium with a wide range of curios and goods from yesterday's. well laid out albeit cramped in places. great for collectors of all things
Written 5 August 2020
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maxine m
56 contributions
not many new items to see.
Feb 2020
we all ways visit the customs house when at west bay. not many new items to look at since our last visit. a little disappointing.
Written 9 February 2020
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Helen H
1 contribution
OPEN????
Jan 2020 • Solo
January is a bit quiet, granted, and wasn’t sure if the Customs House would be open. But...having searched on line, it did state the opening hours for the week so I travelled some way only to get there and find everything “CLOSED”!!! Please, if you are going to have your opening hours on line for the general public to use, get it right!!!! Not helpful otherwise!
Written 20 January 2020
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Julien M
London7 contributions
Great place to visit !!!!
Nov 2019 • Family
Lovely place , lovely food , lovely staff
What’s not to like , if you’re in the area do not miss this place !
Written 5 November 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review, please visit again soon Regards, Bev
Written 7 November 2019
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maxine m
56 contributions
interesting items
Sep 2019
we always visit the customs house when at west bay. there are always lots of different and quirky items to be found.
Written 10 September 2019
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Thanks for your lovely review, hopefully we will see you soon Regards Bev
Written 12 September 2019
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The Customs House is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00