Kimmeridge Bay

Clavel Tower - Kimmeridge
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Kimmeridge Bay is an excellent place from which to experience the extraordinary geological importance of the Jurassic Coast, a ninety-five mile stretch of coastline between Swanage and Exmouth that became England’s first Natural World Heritage Site in honour of its unique insight into 185 million years of the Earth’s history.

This sheltered bay, though not sandy, is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Marine Centre.

There is a car park at the end of a toll road (£3) and a pub and shop in the local village, about twenty minutes walk from the car park.

Type of Beach

Rocky

Facilities

Toilets are situated nearby. There is a slipway.

Parking

Spaces for around 100 vehicles.

Directions

From Corfe castle follow Church Knowle rd to Kimmeridge village. then the toll road to the cliff-top car park. The path to the beach is not suitable for disabled visitors.

Nearest Town

Purbeck

Other beaches near Kimmeridge Bay

Kimmeridge Bay tide times

  • Wed 24th February

    High 2:35am (4.55m)
    Low 9:13am (1.71m)
    High 2:59pm (4.61m)
    Low 9:31pm (1.58m)
  • Thu 25th February

    High 3:21am (4.90m)
    Low 10:02am (1.33m)
    High 3:43pm (4.93m)
    Low 10:17pm (1.23m)
  • Fri 26th February

    High 4:01am (5.23m)
    Low 10:45am (0.98m)
    High 4:22pm (5.20m)
    Low 11:00pm (0.93m)
  • Sat 27th February

    High 4:39am (5.50m)
    Low 11:26am (0.70m)
    High 5:00pm (5.42m)
    Low 11:41pm (0.69m)

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