Kimmeridge beach is a favourite for landscape photographers – the only Purbeck beach to face west and offer sunset shots, as well as undulating cliffs, receding headlands and a folly – Clavell Tower, recently rebuilt.
Rock ledges, tidal pools, fossils and black sands offer a wealth of close up subject matter too.
We use as our base Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Fine Foundation Marine Centre.
It’s easy to find at the east end of the beach, in amongst the fishing huts. There is limited parking alongside, but the centre is only a few hundred yards from the main car park at the end of the toll road, on the cliffs overlooking the sea.
More details at www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/purbeck_marine_wildlife_reserve.