Dorset Coasteering

We provide hugely exhilaratings day out Coasteering on the Dorset sea cliffs. We run a challenge by choice policy so it's up to the individual to make their own decision regarding what jumps / activities they do. All the jumps are optional. Our instructors will talk this through on the day as well to make everyone feel comfortable and relaxed.

Quality Instructors

All the ‘action’ is supervised by highly qualified and experienced instructors and full safety equipment is provided. For those who prefer a less “wet n’ wild” experience we also offer a diverse range of Climbing Courses.

Ages

Our Coasteering sessions are suitable for adults and children above 16yrs (see individual courses below for specific age ranges).

Experience

Depending on how much fun and adventure you seek and the level of experience of your group, we select an appropriate location from our range of routes to guarantee a suitably challenging experience.

Location

Swanage

Coasteering Taster Session

£45 Per Person

Coasteering Taster Session
Ideal for first timers. A taster session is an excellent way to have a fun first experience of Coasteering at Swanage sea cliffs. Typically on this coasteering journey there is a choice of different jumps available up to 10m; however, all jumps are optional, some short sea swims between rocky outcrops and some short and easy climbing. Our fully qualified guides will lead you around the base of the cliffs and find you the most enjoyable route for your session. Prepare to have an unforgettable adventure!
Requirements

All participants must be confident in the sea and be over 16 years old
Duration 3hrs (2hrs in the water)
Group size (6 people minimum)

Swanage Info

Intermediate Coasteering Route

£45 Per Person

Coasteering Intermediate Session
Ideal for Stag and Hen groups, corporate team building days and private groups. This route will usually involve some sea swimming, jumps of up to 10m (bigger jumps are optional), simple climbing and a exploration of sea caves (depending on the tides and the confidence of the group, due to the low roof of many of the caves). The route is great fun with some South Westerly swell coming in. By the end of the session you will have stepped outside your comfort zone and have experienced one of the best coasteering areas in Swanage. Prepare to be excited!
Requirements

All participants must be able to swim and be over 16 years old
Duration 3hrs (2hrs in the water)
Group size (6 people minimum)

Swanage Info

Extreme Coasteering Day

£90 Per Person

Coasteering Extreme Session
Ideal for adventurous groups. This wild, action-packed day will kick off with our intermediate route as a warm up in the morning. After a break in the sunshine for a packed lunch (not provided), the day will continue at our extreme location, where there is a 20m abseil to the base of the cliff. The journey to the exit point will involve swims, jumps, tunnels and climbs. The jumps will be up to 10m and the swims could be as far as 85m. By the end of the day, you will have gained access to the most outstanding area of the Swanage coastline – something that is usually only accessible to good climbers and strong kayakers.
Prepared to be thrilled and to be pushed both mentally and physically!
We are the only company who offer this location!
Requirements

All participants must be able to swim, be fit and be over 18 years old.
All participants must have been Coasteering before and be confident in larger swells.
Duration – all day
Group size (6 people minimum)
Swanage Info

Dorset Hot Spots

England’s sweet spot for coasteering is located on its southern coastline in the County of Dorset whose shores span across 155 kilometres of rich, historic rock formations and harbours. In fact, Dorset’s coastline is part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site that is selectively chosen by the United Nations for scientific preservation and study. Dorset’s many cliffs, coves, beaches, and caves make it one of the UK’s best areas for coasteering.

Isle of Portland

Dorset coasteering is usually sought after in the Isle of Portland. One of its nearby coasteering landmarks is called Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch in Lulworth. While privately owned, the Durdle Door is open to the public. It consists of a concordant coastline in which bands of rocks run parallel to the shoreline. The rock strata are almost vertical, and the bands of rock are narrow. This provides the diverse terrain needed for the perfect coasteering route. Durdle Door also provides coasteerers with Jacuzzi pools, tidal surges, and leaping platforms.

Lulworth Cove

Another nearby coasteering site is called Lulworth Cove, a cove near the village of West Lulworth. Its semi-enclosed layout keeps waters in the cove relatively calm while providing cliff jumps that demand an intense swim to the other side. The seaward side of the clays and sands has been eroded away. Towards the back of the cove is a 250 metre-wide band of chalk. The chalk is more resistant than clays and sands, but less so than the limestone. It is advisable to bring adequate footwear for your coasteering trip.

Poole Harbour

The Dorset coasteering experience wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Poole Harbour, one of the largest natural harbors in Europe, located in the southern England town of Poole. This harbour is a drowned valley formed at the end of the last ice age, spanning an area of about 36 square kilometres. Poole Harbour’s mild climate brings the most visitors during the July and August months. Coasteerers with little experience will find this an ideal location for starting out and training. Many private coasteering groups use Poole Harbour as a safe overview of what the sport has to offer.

Sports and Activities

Dorset County’s diverse terrain makes for a perfect general area for coasteerers of all athletic ability and experience. Along with this, water sports of all different kinds are practised in this part of England. Such popular sports include wind and kite surfing, diving to shipwrecks, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, deep water soloing, climbing, bouldering, kayaking, and sailing.

Finally, make your Dorset coasteering experience enriched by enjoying the many cultural spots this county has to offer. The Tank Museum and Monkey World are among two of the more popular attractions. The Sherborne Abbey is also worth noting, one of the most attractive historical landmarks in the county. And perhaps the most popular beach to relax in is Weymouth Beach, located on the shores of the town of Weymouth. Wherever you might happen to visit, make your coasteering trip an entire day’s worth in Dorset. You won’t regret it.

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Why Choose us?

Climbing:-

  • The professional choice.
  • We have the longest perfect safety record in our field.
  • Our instructors have the greatest experience and knowledge of the Dorset climbing areas.
  • Highest qualified and most current staff on the South coast.

Coasteering:-

  • Our perfect safety record on the south coast is second to none.
  • We have been coasteering in Swanage for over 14 years – longer than anyone else in the area.
  • We provide 2 instructors with every group to maintain safety for coasteering.

The stuff you will need

  • Rucksack
  • Trainers (for the walk-in)
  • Food and water
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Suncream
  • Medication