An unspoilt beach flanked by rolling Purbeck hills. The beach is located via the village of Tyneham which was abandoned in 1943.
Getting to Worbarrow Bay is as fascinating and amazing as the beach itself. If the Lulworth Ranges are open you will need to follow sign posts to Tyneham from East Lulworth. From here there is a narrow single track lane down to Tyneham Village itself so we don’t recommend having anything in tow. There is plenty of parking here and requires a £2 donation in the honesty box.
If you have time to spare, spend at least 30 minutes to take a look around the village. In 1943 it was evacuated so the MoD could use the land during the second world war and has remained deserted ever since. As such it provides a snap shot into life during this time. Although many of the buildings have naturally decayed, the church and school remain well preserved. They have exhibitions about the village and villagers which are very interesting. The exhibitions are open from 10am until 4pm when the village is open to the public.
Walk to Worbarrow Bay
The walk to the Worbarrow Bay beach is about 1 mile but is flat so fairly easy. The walk is far from dull though as you are surrounded by MoD land which is used for live firing practise. Keep an eye out across the fields for old tanks which have been used for target practise. When you arrive at the coastline the beach itself is down the slope to your right. The South West Coast Path crosses at this point.
You will greeted with beautiful views and inviting seas, these are surrounded by outstanding chalk cliffs. On hot summer days there will usually be boats moored in the Bay and people swimming in the sea. The beach is dog friendly throughout the year. There are no facilities at the beach so ensure you bring all that you need for your time here.