A holiday park in West Bay has opened a new accessible changing room to allow more people to use the facilities.

West Bay Holiday Park has opened a brand-new Changing Places facility, providing greater accessibility for tourists and locals with restricted mobility to enjoy West Bay Beach this holiday season.

Located in the Touring Block, the fully-accessible facility will provide those in need with a functional, clean and comfortable environment, along with a range of high-quality and essential equipment to use including an accessible toilet, height-adjustable changing bench, shower, ceiling hoist, and space for carers.

The official unveiling ceremony took place at West Bay Holiday Park, with attendees including Bridport Mayor Cllr Ian Bark; local volunteer and fundraiser, Elaine Leader; local petitioner for improved disabled access, Neil Barnes, as well as other community groups and team members and holiday home owners from West Bay Holiday Park.

The unit was built with grant funding secured by Dorset Council last year from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

The funding is also part of a £30m national government programme to increase the number of Changing Places facilities in public places and tourist attractions across England.

Commenting on the new opening, Shaun Caesar, General Manager at West Bay Holiday Park, said: “With the holiday season upon us, many families will be looking forward to a well-deserved break on the Jurassic Coast.

"We know that access to accessible facilities can make a huge difference to people’s experience at the park, so we’re delighted to be a part of this fantastic initiative and to have a Changing Places facility at our park.

"We’re thankful to the Dorset Council for this opportunity and are really looking forward to welcoming guests and locals this season. We hope this important addition truly makes a difference.”

The installation of the Changing Places facility at West Bay Holiday Park closely follows the launch of the West Bay Beach wheelchair scheme, led by Elaine Leader.

The initiative aims to provide free public access to beach wheelchairs for those with disabilities and restricted mobility.