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.

Other beaches near Kimmeridge Bay

Kimmeridge Bay tide times

  • Tue 27th June

    Low 02:16am (0.61m)
    High 07:44am (5.44m)
    Low 02:34pm (0.79m)
    High 08:07pm (5.58m)
  • Wed 28th June

    Low 03:04am (0.78m)
    High 08:33am (5.24m)
    Low 03:20pm (1.01m)
    High 08:55pm (5.36m)
  • Thu 29th June

    Low 03:52am (1.02m)
    High 09:22am (5.00m)
    Low 04:07pm (1.26m)
    High 09:44pm (5.11m)
  • Fri 30th June

    Low 04:40am (1.29m)
    High 10:14am (4.75m)
    Low 04:56pm (1.52m)
    High 10:38pm (4.85m)

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