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Purbeck has a great range of beaches and rugged coastal locations from the sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage to the dramatic beauty of Dancing Ledge and Chapmans Pool. Select one of the beaches below to view more information and photographs.

Purbeck Beaches in Dorset

Studland Bay Purbeck, Dorset

Studland Beach

Studland Beach is the longest sandy beach in Purbeck and is over 2 miles long. Studland beach is popular for swimming, sailing and sun bathing. The whole area is nature conservation area administered by the National Trust.

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Swanage Bay Purbeck, Dorset

Swanage Beach

The beach at Swanage is a long sandy beach which extends from the centre of Swanage all the way to the foot of the Ballard Down. There is a popular end of the beach with ammusements and cafes and a quieter end where you can get some sandy beach all to yourself.

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Kimmeridge Bay Purbeck, Dorset

Chapman's Pool

The beach at Kimmeridge is a long sandy beach which extends from the centre of Kimmeridge all the way to the foot of the Ballard Down. There is a popular end of the beach with ammusements and cafes and a quieter end where you can get some sandy beach all to yourself.

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Kimmeridge Bay Purbeck, Dorset

Kimmeridge Beach

The beach at Kimmeridge is a long sandy beach which extends from the centre of Kimmeridge all the way to the foot of the Ballard Down. There is a popular end of the beach with ammusements and cafes and a quieter end where you can get some sandy beach all to yourself.

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Dancing Ledge Purbeck, Dorset

Dancing Ledge

Attractive series of rock shelves going down into the sea. Excellent for exploring and enjoying the dramatic views. Swimmers can make use of the swimming pool blown from the lowest rock shelf and which is renewed with fresh water by the tide.

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Winspit Bay Purbeck, Dorset

Winspit Bay

The bay at Winspit is a wonderfully varied bay with caves, rock shelves, rock pools and dramatic scenary. Winspit is a natural sun trap and a beautiful place to enjoy the Jurassic Coast.

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Kimmeridge Bay Purbeck, Dorset

Browsea Island

This beautiful Island in the middle of Poole Harbour is just off the north coast of the Isle of Purbeck and has a long beach running around most of the shore. The Island is a great beach destination but also enjoyable for the enormous range of wildlife and beautiful wooded areas.

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