Chapman's Pool

Chapman's Pool is a small cove cut into the steep cliffs near the imposing St Aldhelm's Head. The geology is similar to Lulworth Cove in that the sea has eroded the hard outer rocks and is now rapidly (in geological terms) eroding the softer limestone to form a horseshoe shaped cove. The result is not quite as impressive as Lulworth but the remote, rugged location makes up for that.

There is little at Chapman's Pool except a huddle of fisherman's huts and a few small boats. It is a fair hike to get here and access is via the steep sides of the valley leading down to the cove. This guarantees the beach remains a quiet and special place.

Type of Beach

Sand & pebble

Dog Friendly?

Dogs allowed

Nearest Town

Worth Matravers

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Chapman's Pool tide times

  • Thu 13th December

    Low 02:15am (1.73m)
    High 07:59am (4.90m)
    Low 02:41pm (1.77m)
    High 08:19pm (4.55m)
  • Fri 14th December

    Low 02:55am (1.93m)
    High 08:43am (4.69m)
    Low 03:25pm (1.95m)
    High 09:08pm (4.37m)
  • Sat 15th December

    Low 03:43am (2.12m)
    High 09:37am (4.52m)
    Low 04:20pm (2.08m)
    High 10:10pm (4.25m)
  • Sun 16th December

    Low 04:45am (2.23m)
    High 10:43am (4.42m)
    Low 05:27pm (2.11m)
    High 11:22pm (4.25m)

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