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The hidden beach near Somerset offering breathtaking walks and panoramic views Bath City News

When you think of a Dorset beach, the images that come to mind are probably the jagged arch of Durdle Door or the chalk hopscotch formations of Old Harry Rocks, but further down the coast is a hidden gem of a place that deserves more attention.

The towering headland of White Nothe Beach, near Weymouth, is a secluded and set back spot on the Jurassic Coast.

Its distinctive shape has given the beach the nickname “White Nose,” with a 450-foot chalk promontory jutting out into the Channel Sea for a stunning panoramic view.

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White Nothe is one of the best vantage points along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

While it doesn’t reach the heights of the Golden Cap or the fame of Durdle Door, the peaceful views set it apart.

On a clear day, visitors can admire Bat’s Head at Lulworth Cove all the way to St Aldhelm’s Head in the east or take in the view of the nearby gem of Ringstead Bay to the west.

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Directly across the coast to the south is the Isle of Portland, although this is only noticeable through a layer of haze.

The promontory can indeed be subject to drafts, as there is nothing between White Nothe and France in one direction or the United States in the other.

At the foot of the promontory to the west is a comfortable and rarely visited beach.

This hidden gem can be a bit difficult to reach, with a long walk along the coast that is followed by a steep zigzagging ‘smugglers’ trail’.

This quirky path winds along the cliff face to bring visitors to the pebbly shores of the beach, with tranquil turquoise waters that could easily be mistaken for a much more tropical location.

There are no lifeguard services on the beach, but dogs are allowed and toddlers can enjoy an afternoon of pooling in the rocks before returning to nearby Weymouth to eat .

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This notice was published: 2021-07-09 23:00:00

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