Egmont Bight

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Looking down on the beach at Egmont Bight

Egmont Bight is a shallow embayment at the southern end of the Encombe valley in Dorset, England. It is part of the Jurassic Coast.

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The bay exposes good sections of Upper Kimmeridge shale and mudstone, with some bituminous shale and some small calcareous nodules.[1]

Egmont Point, seen from St Aldhelm's Head

On foot the stony beach is only accessible at low tide by walking 1.0-kilometre (0.6 mi) west around Egmont Point from the beach at Chapman's Pool. There is no safe route down from the clifftop coast path, across Houns-tout cliff, nor around the Freshwater Steps promontory at the beach's western end.

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Coordinates: 50°35′42″N 2°4′38″W / 50.59500°N 2.07722°W / 50.59500; -2.07722