Winspit Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of the rocky ledge of Winspit Beach in Dorset. Image taken 27 Dec. 2009 in the early afternoon, showing the limestone cliffs rising behind the beach.
Winspit Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Winspit Beach - Swanage visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Winspit Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
The beach at Winspit consists of boulders at the mouth of the stream running down Winspit Bottom and a seaweed covered ledge, exposed at low tide. Few people come down to the beach area, most play around the quarry, caves and cliffs.
Winspit lies between Seacombe Cliff and St Aldhelm's Head on the Southwest Coast Path near to Worth Matravers in Dorset. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is very popular with walkers in the summer. Further afield lie Dancing Ledge, Chapmans Pool, Kimmeridge Bay and Lulworth Cove.
Winspit Quarry has been used as a filming location for 'Underwater Menace' Dr Who series and also as the set for Skaro in 'Destiny of the Daleks'. Before this it was the set for Mercon II in Blake's Seven.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers Post Office
Road: Worth Matravers 3.7 miles east of Swanage on the B3069 to Coombe Hill and then left down a country lane. It is 3.8 miles south of Corfe Castle.
Walk: Park at Worth Matravers and walk down. Also on the Southwest Coast Path.