September 11, 2013

Dancing Ledge

Dancing Ledge is a tidal rock pool, set into the cliffs at a disused quarry site on the wild Jurassic Coast.

Around a hundred years ago, Victorian quarrymen blasted a small area of the limestone cliff at the base of the rocks to create a bathing pool for local children.

This hidden spot can only be reached by foot so we left the car at nearby Durnford Drove and followed the path across the fields and towards the sea.

We reached the end of the path and scrambled down the last of the rocks to the clear still pool below.

I love the contrast of the craggy fossil-studded rock against the deep blue sea. It's so peaceful here, the only sound comes from the waves lapping gently against the pool's edge.


  1. I have never heard of dancing ledge, but it is beautiful! I would spend all day sitting there and just watching the beauty of it.

    1. yes, I think you could easily spend a day here x

  2. Thanks for bringing a little bit of summer back! x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Did you swim in the tidal pool? x

  4. How wonderful. I've never swam in a proper tidal pool like that, but I am enchanted by the idea of them - kind of half man made and half wild. x


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