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.

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 9 beaches at Swanage, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 21.8℃ to 24.1℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 18.5℃ to 20.3℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 19.2℃ to 20.9℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.6℃ to 21.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 20.7℃ to 21.5℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 19.1℃ to 20.9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 18.9℃ to 19.2℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SW)

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.

Wed 10 Aug
   High Tide at 05:56 (Height 1.71m)
   Low Tide at 10:55 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 18:29 (Height 2.03m)
   Low Tide at 23:40 (Height 0.60m)
Thu 11 Aug
   High Tide at 07:03 (Height 1.89m)
   Low Tide at 11:48 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 19:27 (Height 2.22m)
   Low Tide at 00:26 (Height 0.42m)
Fri 12 Aug
   High Tide at 08:04 (Height 2.05m)
   Low Tide at 12:36 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 20:21 (Height 2.39m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:09 (Height 0.26m)
   High Tide at 09:04 (Height 2.18m)
   Low Tide at 13:18 (Height 0.28m)
   High Tide at 21:14 (Height 2.48m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:50 (Height 0.15m)
   High Tide at 09:53 (Height 2.25m)
   Low Tide at 13:59 (Height 0.23m)
   High Tide at 22:00 (Height 2.50m)
Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:30 (Height 0.13m)
   High Tide at 10:28 (Height 2.23m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 0.26m)
   High Tide at 22:38 (Height 2.42m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 0.19m)
   High Tide at 10:57 (Height 2.13m)
   Low Tide at 15:15 (Height 0.36m)
   High Tide at 23:10 (Height 2.24m)

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