Kimmeridge Bay

Entry to Kimmeridge Bay is free if arriving on foot. When arriving by car you have to pay a £6 road toll just before you arrive at the beach. Theres a large car park overlooking the sea which is including in the road toll fee. Up-to-date information about road toll charges and opening times can be found at

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Kimmeridge Bay

Kimmeridge Bay is situated on the Jurassic Coast about 7 miles west of Swanage and about 4.5 miles south of Wareham. It is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The semi-circular bay is backed by low cliffs of Kimmeridge clay and the shore comprises of stony shingle upon a wave-cut rock platform with rock pools. It’s these pools and ledges that attract the kids (and their parents) searching for all kinds of interesting marine-life. In the summer there is also an underwater snorkel trail. Information about the snorkel trail can be found at the Wild Seas Centre located near the slipway on the left of the beach. It’s free to enter and has interesting interactive displays, exhibitions and a small aquarium. It’s possible to hire masks and snorkels here for a small charge.

On the top of the headland overlooking the bay sits Clavell Tower. It was built as a folly but now used for holiday accommodation. There’s a steep walk up to the tower but worth the effort for the great views.

Toilets are located next to the Wild Seas Centre.

Related Pages: Swanage Beach / Lulworth Cove / Man O War Bay / Durdle Door / Corfe Castle / Wareham / Worth Matravers / Kingston