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.
- 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.
Kimmeridge Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast Swanage in Dorset
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 18.1℃ to 18.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (NW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Kimmeridge Bay Beach tide times.
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