Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and boasts the best rock-pooling and safest snorkelling site in Dorset!
Check tide times to gain the most reward.
The Fine Foundation Marine Centre at the end of the bay encourages all ages to explore Kimmeridge Bay, its ledges and rockpools.
Walk up to Clavell Tower for spectacular views over the bay or see the Anthony Gormley Sculpture.
Coaches and mini-buses travelling to Kimmeridge Bay need to apply for a permit from Dorset County Council.
Visit this website to apply: www.dorsetforyou.com/coachpermits
Kimmeridge Bay toll road and car parking charges apply (Cars £5).
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Toll road charges apply to cars, minibuses and coaches
Map & Directions
The nearest major road is the A351 at Wareham.
Follow the by-pass around Wareham towards Swanage for approx 2 miles, then take a right turn towards Kimmeridge.
Follow signs to the village.
There is a toll-road down to the main car park.
The centre is found on the beach by the slipway.
To access Kimmeridge Bay toll road and car parking charges apply:
Cars - £5
Motor Bikes - £1
Mini Buses/Motorhomes - £10
Cars with boat on roof - £10
Vehicle and trailer - £15
Coaches over 15 seats - £20
Public Transport Directions
A weekly bus runs on Wareham market day (Thursdays) between Swanage and Wareham calling at Kimmeridge village.
There is a downhill walk involved to reach the Marine Centre and Bay.
To plan your journey contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website to look up bus timetables: www.travelinesw.com.
- Shower facilities
- In countryside
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- Parking (charge) - the car and coach park is at the end of a toll road.
- Dogs Accepted - all year
- Open all year
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards families
* Marine Centre has different opening hours to car park