As a family we visit the area around Kimmeridge, Swanage, Durlston and Lulworth on a regular basis.
Climbing up along this part of the South West Coast Path gives you amazing views over the bays. From Chapmans pool to Worbarrow bay, to Lulworth Cove, where the rolling green hills meet the fossil filled cliffs and then the (sometimes) clear blue water.
Walking along the beach, at Kimmeridge Bay, plenty of fossils can be seen in situ on the exposed bedrock at low tide.
The rock pools are brilliant places to look for fish, crabs and common prawns. I was lucky enough to borrow an underwater camera to take some photos.
Up on the cliffs at Durlston, nest the second largest colony of Guillemots on the South Coast.
The distinctive call alerted me that the local peregrines were around and it didn’t take long searching the cliffs through binoculars to find a pair of them perched half way down.
We spent a while looking out to sea, as occasionally dolphins can be spotted from the coastal path, but not this time.