Did you know there are only a few counties in the UK that don’t have a motorway running through them. One of them is Dorset. To get to the some of the coastal regions of this amazing county, you have to endure country lanes. Kimmeridge Bay Dorset is worth the drive.
Especially, when at the end of the car hugging lanes you can enjoy this………
When you have traversed these lanes, maybe backed up a few times to let other cars through, admired the views, enjoyed the twists and turns (paid the parking, £5 in our case) you arrive at the car park.
Here, you can park a few feet away from the edge of a cliff. This photo was taken from the cliff edge. The bonnet of our car was 6 inches behind me.
Next, is the most arduous and energetic part of this trip (unless like us you went with a 2-year-old) was walking down the 20 or so steps cut into the cliff to reach the beach.
Beware for brambles, stinging nettles, and thistles on the way down. As you take those last few steps onto the beach you realise the drive, and the steps were worth it.
The beach is mainly shingle, so be prepared with flip-flops or comfy shoes unless you have well leathered feet! I don’t by the way.
Stretching out into the sea was a rock ‘platform’, perfect for kids and dads alike to grab that crabbing net and go on the hunt.
We came totally unprepared, with just a bucket, so no catch of the day for us.
Our little Max did enjoy splashing around in the shallow waters though. A word of warning, there is very little shade here, it’s not your normal beach in fact it’s not really a beach at all, it is a bay, so parasols etc are non existent.
Kimmeridge Bay Dorset is a place I recommend
It is however, a wonderful place to go, to paddle, crab and soak up the sun (hopefully) in wonderful environment, away from civilisation.
Gather your things and go there, and when you are there, gather your thoughts. It’s a great place to do that, if nothing else!
Here is the Visit Dorset page on Kimmeridge Bay Dorset