Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

If I hadn't driven there myself, I'd have sworn I was in the South of France. It was about 28°c outside, so we chose to spend the day roasting in the sun at Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast, Dorset.

Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

Following the sat-nav, it can be a bit of a challenge to find, but it's well worth the effort. It's a gorgeous pebble beach with turquoise-blue water that sits about 20 minutes walk away from a decent sized car park.

Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

Despite the blazing sun, the water was icy cold. That didn't stop the kids making the most of their bodyboards. Thank goodness for wet-suits.

Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

I could have done with a polarising filter to reduce some of the glare from the pebbles and the surf, but I actually find the beautiful bokeh balls quite appealing, and acceptable for a family snapshot.

Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

These pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary in medium format, 35mm film and digital.