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Loads of interesting photography points.

Visit at low tide to make the most of all the interesting places that this has to offer. Rocks and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grogoman
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful safe haven

Went snorkelling around a suggested course which was super. Water not too deep but cold so wet suit... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Corum37
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Alweston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit at low tide to make the most of all the interesting places that this has to offer. Rocks and rock pools, the waterfall and much more scenery. Best times to visit is obvioulsy dawn and dusk and the best season is winter when the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Grogoman
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Went snorkelling around a suggested course which was super. Water not too deep but cold so wet suit advisable. Great walk along the cliff as well. Local pub/tea room for lunch. Nearby small museum so lots to do

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Corum37
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Good few hours fossi hunting here Unfortunately our planned costal walk from Kimmeridge to Lulworth was shut due to the army firing range being active which was a great shame. Was a really chilly dull day, would like to go back in sunshine. Unfortunately we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank LISA A
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Such fun. Pay £5 to park and all is good for a great day of exploring late Jurassic fossils in the shale and ancient mud of Kimmeridge. Do visit the Etches collection too. Time your visit for low tide as you see so much more....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 580quentinn
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day fantastic snorkelling in the bay and past the rocks, wildlife spotted was incredible! Spider crabs, wrasse, bass, edible crab, swimming velvet crab, anglerfish, to name just a few! Lovely day 8 plus hours in the sea one of the places left alone to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paulhorton72
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If the weather is good, and you want to sit and laze, then Kimmeridge Bay is the perfect location. That said there is nothing there except a Sea Life Centre, but you do have access to the Jurassic coast, so take a hammer and trowel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin C
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Went to today for the first time on a gloomy October day. We really liked it and look forward to coming back on a sunnier day. As others have said, the restaurant in Kimmeridge has good food and there are plenty of places to walk....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank barryfishulike
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We'd had holidays in Dorset for years, but had never been to Kimmerdidge Bay, then on a beautiful October day we decided to pay a visit. We weren't disappointed as the views were stunning. The sky was blue, and there was no wind, and also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank aramis
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The views here at Kimmeridge are beautiful, however the flies by the shore were almost unbearable. We did find some fossil imprints, however Lyme Regis is better for fossil hunting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nj285
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

As the tide goes out a large expanse of rock smooth stone slab is revealed on which you can stand and watch the sea. Great place to hunt for fossils - there are large ammonites on the rocks by the sea. Beautiful bay.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank M311TPlisaw
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James H
11 August 2018|
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Response from Laurie C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sorry, but I don't recall the exact open/closing times. I do recall seeing notices prohibiting "Overnight" stays/camping. Parking is free at the bay, however, access is via a private toll road, the gate to which... More
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Amy R
6 May 2018|
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Response from martin666999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is plenty of space for your dog to run around just keep them away from sheep
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9 August 2017|
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Response from barbsjk | Reviewed this property |
Yes as you look at the beach from the cliff top walk left and you will find them.
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