The beach at Middle Bottom is about a mile long and lies between the headlands of White Nothe (to the west) and Bat's Head. Backed by high chalk cliffs, it's inaccessible from the coastal path. However, it can be reached by a short swim through the cave known as Bat's Hole from the western end of Durdle Door beach, or by a longer swim from the rocky eastern end of Ringstead Bay.
The shore consists of a storm bank of shingle with a few rock-falls towards the western end. A small bay here is known as Angel Bay.