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Temple Bay

Temple Bay

Temple Bay is a sheltered beach of sand, shingle, wave-cut platforms and rockpools situated just east of Witches Point. The closest parking is the attended car park at Southerndown Beach. From here, follow the coastal path eastwards past the site of Dunraven Castle (a mansion house demolished in 1963) and a walled garden which is usually open to the public. A little further along is a fine viewpoint of the Heritage Coast towards Nash Point, and the section of shore immediately below is known as Temple Bay.

To reach it, turn right at this point, then left up some steps, from where a steep, but well-maintained path descends to the shore. This path emerges on the rocks at the side of the beach and can be cut off by the incoming tide. The next closest egress from the shore is at Wick beach, approximately ⅔ mile to the east. Only on exceptionally low tides is it possible to walk around Witches Point to Southerndown beach.

Dogs are allowed at all times.

The view east
The view east
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