Tyneham Beach

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Worbarrow Bay viewed from the path above

Sometimes referred to as Tyneham Beach, this stretch of sand and pebble is most commonly known as Worbarrow Bay.

A short walk from the abandoned ghost village of Tyneham, Worbarrow Bay is an untouched stretch of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Couple sitting at a picnic table overlooking Worbarrow Bay

Worbarrow Bay

The beach only tends to be open at weekends and school holidays as it is located within the British Army’s Lulworth Range training area.

Nearby beaches

To the east of Worbarrow Bay, on the other side of Worbarrow Tout is a small, enclosed cove called Pondfield Cove. Further east still lies Kimmeridge Bay, interesting for its geological significance, and Chapman’s Pool – a quiet, off-the-beaten-track cove.

To the west is the secluded Mupe Bay, and the famous beaches of the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Lulworth and Durdle Door are known for their picturesque nature and geology.

People sitting on a rock at Pondfield Cove near Worbarrow Bay
Pondfield Cove near Worbarrow Bay
Kimmeridge Bay viewed from the steps up to Clavell Tower
Kimmeridge Bay
Chapman's Pool viewed from the path above
Chapman's Pool
Single boat in the sea off Mupe Bay, Purbeck
Mupe Bay (Picture credit: Jim Champion)
Lulworth Cove with boats and person
Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door arch and its shingle beach
Durdle Door

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