Sited in a bay sheltered by low, soft shale cliffs, Kimmeridge Bay makes up part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The quality of the cliffs and the fossils they bear attract geologists and amateur fossil hunters.
While there is little in the way of sand, the bay is a prime spot for divers and snorkelers and its waves attract surfers and wind surfers. Large, wave-carved ledges provide natural jetties for exploration of the marine life below. There are plenty of rock pools to explore here and the beach is on the South West Coast Path.