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Worbarrow Bay, Isle of Purbeck

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Worbarrow Bay is a large broad and shallow bay just to the east of Lulworth Cove on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England.LocationWorbarrow Bay is located about six kilometres south of Wareham and about 16 kilometres west of Swanage. At the eastern end of the Bay is a promontory known as Worbarrow Tout. The northwest end of the bay is known as Cow Corner. Towering over Worbarrow Bay to the north is Flower's Barrow ridge, which due to coastal erosion is gradually falling into the sea. Flower’s Barrow forms the western end of the ridge which runs all the way to Ballard Point, north of Swanage.Worbarrow Bay is only accessible when the Lulworth Ranges are open to the public. It can be reached by a 1.4km walk down an easy track alongside Tyneham Gwyle, from the car park alongside the ghost village of Tyneham. The residents of Worbarrow were also forced to leave their homes in 1943, including the Miller family who had lived at Worbarrow for many generations. Little evidence now remains of the eight cottages and coastguard station (disbanded in 1910) that once stood close to the bay.GeologyThe geology of Worbarrow Bay and Mupe Bay are very similar and they almost mirror each other. The plane of the "mirror" bisects the point where the two bays meet, the Arish Mell gap.
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  • What a beautiful place. Lots to see here. Parking is easy a donation is asked. About a 20 minute walk and you will hit the coast. A lovely beach and coastal walk. Lots of fisherman on the beach. Plent...  more »
  • Please read my review about Tyneham as you have the long windy small road trip to Tyneham to park before you walk to the beach. The car park at Tyneham is £2.00 and you put the money in an honesty box...  more »
  • Fantastic coast walk and beautiful beach .. park at Tyneham and walk to beach exploring the ghost town first !  more »
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  • Beautiful Jurassic Coast bay. Ideal for walking (with or without dogs), picnics, photography and generally enjoying nature. The beach is pebbles and not ideal for swimming. The easiest way to access is to park at Tyneham and walk to the beach. About 20 to 30 mins. It is a little steep and rough for the last 50 meters.
  • Great place to walk to from tynham. Easy flat walk along a decent path. Fantastic views towards Weymouth and Portland.

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