It exposes a sequence of Cretaceous rocks from the Chalk to the west through to the Purbeck Beds in the east, where they form the promontory known as Warbarrow Tout. This is arguably one of the best coastal sections of the Cretaceous in Europe.
Warbarrow Bay is only accessible when the Lulworth army firing ranges are open, when it can be reached by a 1.4 km walk down an easy track from the abandoned village of Tyneham.
When the Shooting Stops ; Bob Jenkins Discovers Dorset's Lulworth Range - a No-Go Area in the Week, Paradise at the Weekend
Nov 21, 1999; Danger - unexploded shells. Keep out." Not the sort of welcoming sign you expect to encounter on a weekend stroll in Dorset. But...