The promised sea caves...
There's loads of sea caves along the Purbeck coast line (Weymouth to Swanage), many I've not been too and probably never will as it's not really my thing. However, when out for a gentle paddle on a nice summers day and happen to stumble across one, naturally curiosity takes over.
The first is found on the edge of Pondfield Cove, accessed by walking down to the sea from Tyneham. I first took a look at this by swimming out to it (only a few metres) several years ago, but didn't have a camera at the time. Earlier this summer we passed on our kayaks so popped in again:
We met another group of kayaker heading to Lulworth - this was as far into the cave as they got!
However, if you land on the boulders at the back of the cave, climb up over them and down the other side you find yourself in darkness in a reasonable sized chamber:
The second is found just before rounding the headland into Arish Mell. Here you'll find a fine little through trip to complete on a kayak
As per normal in sea caves a little beach is found at the back
Finally my third offering is just round the headland into Arish Mell. Basically found in the other side of the same bit of cliff. A lovely big sea entrance to paddle into and good beach to land on.
Looking back out to sea (I just like this photo!)
There is a second entrance to this cave. A flat out fishy crawl (didn't bother myself) which gains the chamber direct from Arish Mell beach.