Peveril Point is a promontory on the east-facing coast of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England, and is part of the town of Swanage. It forms the southern end of Swanage Bay. It is located at 50°36.43′N 01°56.69′W OS Grid Ref: SZ 041 787.
The rocks that make up Peveril Point are shale and Portland and Purbeck limestone in a syncline structure. This has resisted erosion more than the adjacent clay of Swanage Bay; whilst the clay has eroded away over time, the limestone has remained as a promontory.
- Ward, Lock and Company, ltd, & Hammond, R. J. W. (1974). Complete England. London: Ward Lock, p. 94.