This section of the Dorset coast is famous for its dramatic cliffs and disused quarries where Portland stone used to be dug out of the ground.

Today it serves as a great backdrop to dramatic coastal views and a great place to sit back and watch the waves crashing in.

dramatic cliffs and coastal views
views from Seacombe towards Winspit

Winspit was a quarry until the 1940 and during the war it was used as a site for naval and air defences.

It can be reached by foot either along the coastal path or from the village of Worth Matravers which is only a mile or so inland.

Worth Matravers

Today it’s a small tight inlet where the terraced slabs of stone descend into the sea.


Walking eastwards from Winspit along the coastal path you climb of East Man hill and then descend down to a Seacombe bottom, a similar inlet.

Seacombe ledge

When you reach Seacombe you get a sense of deju vu as it looks and feels so similar to Winspit. The only difference is that it slightly larger.

fossils at Seacombe

Its also worth visiting the infamous dancing ledge which is closeby.

For other walks and ideas in Dorset see;

Golden Cap

Jurassic Coast

The Solent Way

New Forest cycling

Final section of South West Coast Path


Wave Watching platforms at Winspit and Seacombe bottom – the Isle of Purbeck

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