Local information

Kimmeridge Bay is famous for its geology, diving, windsurfing and fossil hunting. At the Bay there is a Marine Centre open to the public which is run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. There are Sandy Beaches at Studland and Durdle Door. Running along the Coast from Swanage to Weymouth is the well-walked Coastal Path. The Etches Collection, a £4 million fossil museum has been opened in the village of Kimmeridge opposite the thriving village Cafe.    

Smedmore caravansite Kimmeridge bay
Smedmore caravan site Etches collection
The Etches Collection

Other nearby famous attractions include the Wareham Museum, Corfe Castle and the Steam Railway to Swanage. A little further away are the huge Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World and Kingston Lacey House. For meals out, if Clavells Cafe is booked, try the New Inn at Church Knowle, the Tea Room at Worth Matravers, the Salt Pig in Wareham or Shell Bay restaurant at Studland. For Tourist information Click here.

Clavell’s Restaurant

Consider the local community

When visiting our lovely countryside, please consider the local community and follow the Countryside code:

Respect – Protect – Enjoy

Visit CLA’s website for more information