Kimmeridge Bay Beach

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

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.

Weather


Kimmeridge Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Swanage, Dorset

Today
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WNW)


Swanage weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Tides

Kimmeridge Bay Beach tide times.

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