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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Kimmeridge Bay Beach Photos

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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 8.1℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NE)

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.

Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:24 (Height 1.62m)
   Low Tide at 09:04 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 17:03 (Height 1.50m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 0.89m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:16 (Height 1.78m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 17:55 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 22:16 (Height 0.77m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 06:03 (Height 1.92m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 1.77m)
   Low Tide at 23:04 (Height 0.64m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 06:46 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 11:38 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 19:23 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 23:45 (Height 0.53m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 07:26 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 12:17 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 20:00 (Height 1.93m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:23 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 08:03 (Height 2.13m)
   Low Tide at 12:51 (Height 0.42m)
   High Tide at 20:35 (Height 1.95m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:55 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 08:37 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 13:19 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 21:04 (Height 1.92m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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