St Oswald's Bay

St Oswald's Bay is located near Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.[1][2]

The bay has a narrow beach of shingle with high chalk cliffs. The beach is cut off at high tide at the western end. At the eastern end, the climb to the shore is steep and slippery if wet. The beach is isolated with no facilities.

There are sometimes rockfalls and landslides on the cliffs, a particularly large one occurring in April 2013, which resulted in the destruction and closure of part of the South West Coast Path on the clifftop.[3]

See also


  1. St Oswald's Bay, The Lulworth Estate.
  2. West, Ian. Dungy Head, St. Oswald's Bay and Man O' War Head near Lulworth Cove; Geology of the Wessex Coast. of Southern England, 2 April 2009.
  3. "Dorset coast path collapse: 'Massive' cliff fall near Durdle Door". BBC News. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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