Kimmeridge is situated on the southern coast of the Purbecks in the middle of a small valley that leads down to Kimmeridge bay. A small village built mainly using the traditional Purbeck stone, Kimmeridge is popular with the tourists especially surfers who enjoy the large swell created by the ledge.
The area has also been used in recent times by BP who extracted oil from the bedrock beneath the area.
A prominent and interesting feature of the area is the stone tower situated to the south of Kimmeridge on top of the Cliffs. The tower was built in the 19th century by Rev. John Richards.
From the A351 turn right at the roundabout for Blue Pool. Continue along this road for approximately 4 miles until you come to a cross roads. Go straight across following the sign for Kimmeridge for 3 miles until you reach the village.