• Explore the Jurassic Coastline
• Climb on limestone ledges
• Jump into the sea and play in the waves
• Adventure into sea caves
• Guided by a qualified instructor
• All equipment provided
• Allow for 3 hours for this experience - including safety briefing and 20 min walk to the cliffs and roughly 1.5 hours spent in the water
• You may form a part of a group of up to 6 participants
What Can I Expect
Try coasteering in Dorset for the most exhilarating activity on the Jurassic Coast! This coasteering site near Swanage is most definitely wet and wild. It’s steeped in history and a brilliant place to explore. You’ll need to be pretty up for it to enjoy this experience, but it is amazing.
The whole area on the Isle of Purbeck near the village of Langton Matravers is owned and managed by the National Trust. The aim is to preserve this incredible spot, whilst offering access to all. There are no cafes, no shops, just paths running through farming lands, leading to the impressive cliffs. A 20-minute hike will reward you with superb views and, with bit of a scramble down, you’ll arrive at Dancing Ledge, where you’ll be coasteering.
This is one of Dorset’s hidden gems. It’s totally wild, rough and rugged, yet just outside the popular seaside resort of Swanage. The limestone here has been mined in the past, leaving ledges dropping into the sea, perfect for coasteering. The bay gets it’s name from the fact that when the tides are right, the water appears to dance over the ledges. Whilst you won’t be dancing down there, you will be jumping and leaping into the waters!
Yep, this is coasteering in Dorset at its very best. Your little band of coasteerers led by your instructors will be playing in the crashing waves and leaping from up to six or seven metres high. As well as the sheer exhilaration of jumping from such great heights, it’s all very ‘Moonfleet’ around these parts too. As you explore the sea caves, you can totally imagine the smugglers bringing in their contraband here, just as they did in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The only way to get to Dancing Ledge is by sea or on foot. It might be a bit of a walk in, but with the views every step of the way, it's worth it. And when you get there, the wild coast is the perfect place to play. Under the watchful eyes of the instructors, you’ll have the most fun in wetsuit ever. What’s more, this coasteering in Dorset is suitable from eight years old, so it’s ideal for all the family!
• Season runs April - September
• Experience operate every Sunday afternoon 13.30 - 16.30
• Extra sessions added during the school holidays
• Minimum age 8. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult
• Children 12-18 may attend unaccompanied but will need to have a pre-signed consent form
• No max age as long as participants are still fit
• No max weight or height as long as can fit in largest buoyancy aid
• Participants must be able swimmers
Anything Else I Need To Know?
You will need to bring;
• Something to wear under your wet-suit
• A large towel
• Shoes to wear in the water (like old trainers)
• Dancing Ledge
• Meeting point is in Spyway Car Park in the village of Langton Matravers just 5 minutes drive from Swanage