Old Harry Rocks mark the eastern of the Dorset Jurassic Coast, and round off the coastline in spectacular fashion. The rocks are a series of chalk sea stacks that stand off the coast north of Swanage – all that remains of a land bridge that once reached the Isle of Wight. The name ‘Old Harry’ strictly only applies to the furthermost stack, but there are other sea stacks, pinnacles and spectacular cliffs to enjoy if the coast walk is continued a short distance over Ballard Down. Old Harry rocks can be reached by a 1.5 mile walk from a National Trust car park in Studland.
Location and Parking
Postcode: BH19 3AX
The post-code above is for the National Trust car park in Studland. From the car park either turn left to pick up the coastal pat immediately, or turn right and pick up the path at the end of Manor Road. There is then a 1.5 mile level walk to Old Harry Rocks.