Kimmeridge Bay Beach, Swanage, Dorset
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    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


    Rain on Saturday through next Monday, with high temperatures falling to 7°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy in the morning.
     
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    Tuesday, Dec 11th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Wednesday, Dec 12th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Thursday, Dec 13th
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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    Friday, Dec 14th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Windy until afternoon and rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and rain starting in the evening.
     
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    Monday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening and windy overnight.
     
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       91%  52%   12 mph
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