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



Toilets are situated nearby. There is a slipway.


Spaces for around 100 vehicles.


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


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Kimmeridge Bay tide times

  • Thu 19th July

    Low 04:45am (1.14m)
    High 10:17am (4.88m)
    Low 05:02pm (1.38m)
    High 10:42pm (4.96m)
  • Fri 20th July

    Low 05:38am (1.42m)
    High 11:14am (4.66m)
    Low 05:58pm (1.63m)
    High 11:42pm (4.71m)
  • Sat 21st July

    Low 06:36am (1.64m)
    High 12:20pm (4.50m)
    Low 07:01pm (1.80m)
  • Sun 22nd July

    High 12:53am (4.54m)
    Low 07:41am (1.76m)
    High 01:32pm (4.46m)
    Low 08:10pm (1.84m)

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