Paddling the Jurassic Coast

We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the Country, the paddling is amazing, if you haven’t paddled here before you are in for a treat!

We will use a number of different locations and the coaching team will decide based on the weather which will be the most suitable on the day,

So the main options are as follows:

Studland Bay.

We have a number of put-ins along this stretch, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach, and South Beach, all look lover the splendid Old Harry Rocks, or Handfast Point, it can be a little challenging around OHR and this is one of our gentler tide races. coupled with a trip to Swanage for chips and an ice cream this is a great short paddle.

Swanage to Dancing Ledges.

This is a great paddle! tall cliffs, caves, wildlife, challenging paddling and sometimes a challenging landing! if this is timed correctly then it can be finished with a play in the ebb flow at peveril point, its all dependant on the weather, but in the right conditions this can be as challenging a tide race as you are ever likely to encounter.

Kimmeridge Bay.

Kimmeridge is Dorsets top surf spot from here you can paddle to Swanage (return if you like a long paddle) circa 38k taking in Chapmans Pool and St Aldhelms Head another of our tide races, or if the conditions are right then a day spent playing in the surf is awesome.

Lulworth Cove.

Though it’s a tourist hotspot it is a paddlers paradise! from here you can paddle to Mupe rocks, Arish Mell, Worbarrow Bay, or onto Kimmeridge for a return trip or travelling the other direction go to the famous Durdle Door and bat hole taking in the geological genius of stair hole.

Ringstead Bay.

Beautiful little spot like a trip back to the 1950s, from here you can paddle to Weymouth Bay or east to Lulworth Cove.

Portland.

Wow Portland does have it all, shelter in the harbour and the fastest races in the area, its unusual geological shape makes it pretty challenging, there will always be some rough water around Portland on Springs even on the calmest of days. there is so much to say about Portland, Pulpit rock is my fav place, putting in or getting out is a challenge if you go for the circumnavigation due to the infamous Chesil Beach, pebbles rising up from the sea at incredible volume and height.

Poole harbour.

What an amazing location, around Brownsea Island and up a myriad of different rivers including the River Frome to Wareham.