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Pondfield Cove

Pondfield Cove beach, Dorset. Copyright image.
Copyright © J Champion

Pondfield Cove is a small southeast facing cove immediately to the east of Worbarrow Tout and west of Gad Cliff.

The cove lies completely enveloped within the Portland and Purbeck formations, with much of the sequence of Purbeck limestones and shales visible in situ. Due to its relative seclusion, Pondfield Cove is also a great place to view all sorts of marine wildlife

The low neck of land between Worbarrow Tout and the mainland separates Pondfield Cove from Worbarrow Bay to the northwest. It can be reached by a 1.4-kilometre (0.9 mile) easy walk down an track alongside Tyneham Gwyle, from the car park alongside the deserted village of Tyneham.

Please Note: Pondfield Cove is only accessible when the Lulworth Army Firing Ranges are open to the public.

For keen ramblers there are some fine walks north and west around Worbarrow Bay to Mupe Bay and Lulworth Cove or east over Gad Cliff to Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge.


 Flora and Fauna

 Interesting geology

OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lulworth, Swanage, Bere Regis and Wareham.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Wareham, Dorchester, Swanage and Bere Regis.

Nearby Attractions




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