British Beaches

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Kimmeridge Bay Beach

Kimmeridge, Dorset

An unusual beach of sand and fossil bearing shale, popular with divers and snorkellers. The wave set-up here makes it a popular destination for wave-sailing windsurfers and surfers.


Tilets are situated nearby
There is a slipway



Nature and Wildlife

On the south west coastal path.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Bins are provided.

Tourist Information

Wareham and Purbeck Holy Trinity Church. South Street 01929 552740 01929 554491. e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Kimmeridge
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6106, -2.13145
Postcode: BH20 5PF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Kimmeridge, Dorset at Explore Britain.


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 Railway Stations

Wareham (Dorset) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Wool (Approx. 6 miles away)
Holton Heath (Approx. 7 miles away)
Hamworthy (Approx. 10 miles away)
Moreton (Dorset) (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Spaces for around 100 vehicles.

Nearby Car Parks

Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Houns Tout, Wareham (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
The Blue Pool, Wareham (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
West Street, Corfe Castle (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Renscombe Farm, Worth Matravers (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Corfe Castle - Castle View, Corfe Castle (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Norden, Norden (Long stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Wool Station, Wareham (Unknown stay).
About 6.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kimmeridge