Kimmeridge Bay Beach, Swanage, Dorset
  • Profile

    Kimmeridge Bay Beach Information

    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.

    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 8 beaches around Swanage, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Beach Bathing 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.
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  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with high temperatures falling to 16°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until evening.
       48%  69%   23 mph
      6:51 am    7:15 pm
    Thursday, Sep 20th
     Windy throughout the day and rain overnight.
       74%  89%   26 mph
      6:53 am    7:13 pm

    Friday, Sep 21st
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       73%  50%   20 mph
      6:54 am    7:11 pm
    Saturday, Sep 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       46%  79%   10 mph
      6:56 am    7:08 pm

    Sunday, Sep 23rd
     Rain in the morning and dangerously windy throughout the day.
       97%  83%   22 mph
      6:57 am    7:06 pm
    Monday, Sep 24th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       0%  21%   17 mph
      6:59 am    7:04 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 25th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       0%  18%   7 mph
      7:00 am    7:02 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  0%   11 mph
      7:02 am    6:59 pm

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