Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and boasts the best rockpooling 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 the bay, its ledges and rockpools or walk up to Clavell Tower for spectacular views over the bay.
Coaches and mini-buses travelling to Kimmeridge need to apply for a permit from Dorset County Council. Visit this website to apply: www.dorsetforyou.com/coachpermits
Please note that in the interest of public safety, fossil collecting and the use of hammers is prohibited at Kimmeridge.
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
To plan your journey contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: 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