Sunrise Old Harry Rocks Swanage Dorset. Fantastic location to stand and see the sunrise in fact it is a fantastic location full stop. Out on the chalk headland with views of Poole, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight.
Long before the sun reaches the horizon to peak its nose over the colours start to brighten the sky. Streaks of orange and gold interspersed with the wisps of clouds. The promise of a fantastic summers day in Dorset. The colours contrasting to the white of the chalk cliffs that form Old Harry Rocks here in Swanage.
Being a Dorset Photographer fantastic sunrises on the wonderful coast are very accessible. Simply means an early alarm and and a short trip or even walk. The views are on our door step. This picture is taken at the famous Old Harry Rocks Swanage looking towards Poole and Bournemouth.
Finding Old Harry Rocks Swanage
Old Harry Rocks is a stack of chalk rocks at the end of the headland that separates Swanage Bay and Studland beach. The charted location for Old Harry Rocks is actually Handfast Point. The headland is reached with a simple walk from either location . From Studland side of Ballard Down there is a footpath from the South Beach car park near the Bankes Arms public house all the way out making Old Harry Rocks very accessible. If setting out to walk to Handfast Point from Swanage then you can stroll along the beach until you pick up the footpath. This route takes you past Ballard point before you reach Old Harry Rocks also passing the Pinnacle, The pinnacle is another stack midway between the two points.
Please Note: If you do go out to cliff tops take care. Cliffs are dangerous and people do fall and die every year. Silly mistakes near the edge or rocks giving way. Please give extra care and attention when on the coast at all times.
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