Villages in the Isle of Purbeck


A stone quarrying hamlet neighboring Langton Matravers and with access to a well-liked walk to the Heritage Coastline at Dancing Ledge popular for fishing, swimming and sun bathing.

Dancing Ledge

Church Knowle

A pretty village with a 13th century church, and an Inn with restaurant

Corfe Castle

As well as the well known Castle ruins, it is acknowledged as being one of the most picturesque villages in Dorset, situated between two ranges of undulating hills and dominated by the ruins of the medieval Norman Castle, after which it is named. The majority of properties are built from local Purbeck stone. There are several local shops, sub Post Office, Parish Church and Inns.

Corfe Castle Ruins

Harmans Cross

Enjoys some panoramic views and rural surroundings. It has a modern Village Hall and two garages with convenience stores.


A small village situated in an elevated position surrounded by woods. Similar to other Purbeck villages, most of the properties are built of local stone. It has a well-known Inn which also offers catering.

Langton Matravers

An attractive village consisting of old Purbeck stone cottages & houses and post-War properties. There is a Parish church, local shop /PO and two inns.


Boasts large areas of heathland owned by The National Trust. Local shop incorporating sub-Post Office, Parish Church, Social Club and Inn. One of the very few unspoilt coastal villages in the South with a long and safe, sandy beach, which is extremely popular with sunbathers and backs on to dunes and heathland. The Shell Bay Sandbanks Chain Ferry, links Studland to the Sandbanks Peninsular and thereon to Poole and Bournemouth.

Agglestone Rock

Worth Matravers

Picture postcard village with duck pond and quaint Purbeck stone cottages. It is unspoilt and a favourite with those seeking a peaceful retreat in stunning surroundings and perfectly located for coastal walks. It has a Parish Church & Inn.

Worth Matravers Duckpond

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