|Reputed to be one of the most beautiful
bays in the County of Dorset Worbarrow Bay is a deep water bay that is
ringed by cliffs of Wealden marl and sandstone which can glow with red,
orange, yellow and purple when wet and the sun is low in the west. But
it can only be accessed at certain times due to it being in the area of
the Lulworth gunnery ranges. The pebbly beach is backed by the white
cliffs of Worbarrow Tout at one end, and Pondfield Coves lies beneath
and a mile of beautiful beach which is out of bounds, and at the other
end, the 550ft high cliff called Flowers Barrow.
The military requisitioned this area and just before World War II a bungalow was built here among the fishermen's cottages but today lies in ruins just like the older cottages.
The name comes from the conical hill of Worbarrow Tout which was first recorded as Wyrebarowe in 1462, Wyrbarrow 1500, Worthbarrow 1575 then in 1841 it became Warbarrow Tout., the Tout coming from the Old English word tote meaning 'look out hill'