Kimmeridge Bay Beach

Kimmeridge Bay is part of the Jurassic Coast. This is not a sandy beach but a mixture of sand, pebbles, boulders and shale. Although not sandy it does offer swimming and excellent rock pools. Rocky limestone reefs make the area a key habitat and the bay is a designated Marine Nature Reserve and exhibitions of local marine wildlife at the Marine Centre.

The sheltered bay gives a good watersports location such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and surfing.

Access is via a private toll road. Facilities include parking, toilets, ice-cream van on hot days and Village facilities approx. 20 minute walk.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Kimmeridge Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Kimmeridge Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Kimmeridge Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Mar 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Mar 31heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 14.9 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Apr 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Apr 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NW)

Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Kimmeridge Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Kimmeridge Bay Beach is at Mupe Bay 5.99 km (3.72 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:50 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 10:37 (Height 1.56m)
   Low Tide at 15:05 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 22:44 (Height 1.60m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:14 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 11:14 (Height 1.35m)
   Low Tide at 15:27 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 23:20 (Height 1.45m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:54 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 12:06 (Height 1.18m)
   Low Tide at 16:15 (Height 1.10m)
Fri 31 Mar
   High Tide at 00:18 (Height 1.34m)
   Low Tide at 07:19 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 15:44 (Height 1.19m)
   Low Tide at 19:34 (Height 1.10m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 03:29 (Height 1.37m)
   Low Tide at 08:16 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 16:31 (Height 1.37m)
   Low Tide at 20:31 (Height 0.95m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 04:27 (Height 1.56m)
   Low Tide at 09:08 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 17:12 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 0.77m)
Mon 03 Apr
   High Tide at 05:11 (Height 1.75m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 17:52 (Height 1.76m)
   Low Tide at 22:12 (Height 0.60m)

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