Coasteering in Dorset

Coasteering

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Coasteering in Dorset is an exciting outdoor adventure activity which combines rock climbing, swimming, jumping and scrambling. The rocky, challenging terrain of Dorset’s coast will make your coasteering adventure a memorable and enjoyable experience.

You should only go coasteering with qualified and experienced guides. Dorset offers a variety of coasteering activities to suit various ages and experiences. Find out which provider and coasteering activity is best suited to your requirements. Check out the providers on the iCoast map and read more on their websites.

What do I need?

The coasteering providers will generally provide you with all the required equipment; however, most require that you bring your own swimsuit to wear under a wetsuit and also suitable footwear, such as trainers, that you don’t mind getting wet.

When is the best time to do it?

Coasteering in Dorset can be done at any time of year; however, poor weather conditions can affect your experience and availability of the activity. Check the weather tool on iCoast for weather predictions.

 

Planning your trip

You can find out about coasteering by visiting any of the providers listed on the iCoast map and following the link directly to their page, where there are specific details regarding equipment, age restrictions, safety and price.

Watch out for other users
  • Look out for other recreational users and share the coast and water – swimmers, jet skiers, divers, windsurfers etc. all use the water too so you should be observant, careful and respectful when you are out coasteering.
  • Tankers, ferries, military ships, fishing boats and cruising boats all use the Dorset coast too. Most of these vessels carry out their activities further offshore than you will be planning to coaster; however, it is important to remember that these vessels have slower stopping distances, can travel at faster speeds than you and all can produce large bow waves which could be dangerous.
Beach and Marine Litter

Take home all your rubbish – do not discard rubbish at sea or on the beaches. Marine and beach litter spoils peoples experience of the Dorset coast, can harm wildlife, and can also disrupt commercial productions, such as litter getting tangled up in fishermen’s nets. Find out more about Marine litter in Dorset.

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