Worbarrow Bay - beaches in Dorset

Worbarrow Bay

An unspoilt beach flanked by rolling Purbeck hills. The beach is located via the village of Tyneham which was abandoned in 1943.

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33.7 miles from Highlands End
35.7 miles from Golden Cap
31.5 miles from Graston Copse
11.2 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Worbarrow Bay - beaches in Dorset
  • Worbarrow Bay - beaches in Dorset
  • Worbarrow Bay - beaches in Dorset

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.

Tyneham Village

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.

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  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse