The village of Worth Matravers lies appropriately 4 miles west of Swanage and 3 miles south of Corfe Castle.
The village is situated on the cliffs west of Swanage and comprises limestone cottages and farm houses and is built around a pond and village green.
Around the village are numerous stone quarries where they still extract Purbeck Stone. To the south is the South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The coastline is popular with tourist with the rocky beaches of Winspit, Seacombe and Chapman's Pool situated within walking distance of the village.
There are car parks in the village, one near the village on the link road between the village and the main Kingston to Langton road and one rough car park near Chapman's pool.
The monument at St Aldhelm's head commemorates the development of radar by the Telecommunications Research Establishment at RAF Worth Matravers during World War II, which proved decisive in the allied victory of that war.
Worth Matravers is well known for its pub, the Square and Compass, which holds an annual week-long stone carving festival and accommodates a small museum exhibiting fossils and other local artefacts.
The parish of Worth covers 2700 acres and the name "Worth" means the enclosure.