You might discover this secluded beach by chance on a visit to the abandoned ‘ghost’ village of TynehamTucked away at the foot of the Purbeck Hills this stretch of secluded coastline is a quiet, sheltered bay.

A gentle one mile walk from Tyneham car park, and also accessible via the South West Coast Path, Worbarrow Bay (sometimes referred to colloquially as Tyneham Beach) is a stunning location for a family picnic and a bit of beachcombing.

Ruined house at Worbarrow Bay Rock sculpture on Worbarrow Bay beach Road leading to Worbarrow Bay

It’s also a good spot if you have a dog that likes to let off steam as they are welcome on this beach off-lead all year round.

Dog in the sea at Worbarrow Bay

Swimming and safety information

You can swim in Worbarrow Bay, however it can shelve quite steeply so isn’t recommended for young children or novice swimmers. Lifeguards are not on duty here.