Chapmans Pool is a tranquil bay, held snug in a hollow of Kimmeridge Clay and sheltered by the towering cliffs of Houns Tout and Emmetts Hill. A steep trek down brings you to the quiet that only these remote places still possess.
How to Get There
Chapmans Pool can be accessed on foot from the nearby Purbeck villages of Worth Matravers and Kingston, which are themselves accessed via Corfe Castle, Wareham or Swanage.
It makes for a brilliant stopping point when completing a longer coastal walk through this section of the Jurassic Coast. Other points of interest nearby include Dancing Ledge, Kimmeridge Bay and Worbarrow Bay.
Car Parking and Facilities
The nearest car park to Chapmans Pool is Renscombe car park at the top of the valley, which is accessed via Worth Matravers. Please note that there is a height limit on vehicles at this car park.
From the coast path, it is a long hike to the beach at Chapmans Pool down a steep hill. This means that unfortunately it is unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues or for pushchairs.
Beach Information and Dogs
Chapmans Pool is a rocky and pebbly cove accessed via the steep sides of the valley leading down to the cove.
Sturdy footwear is needed for the walk to, and on, beach. The beach at Chapmans Pool is often used for bathing depending on weather conditions.
There are no facilities of any kind here, so you will need to take everything with you. Dogs are allowed here all year round.