Search for dolphins and discover secret beaches, on Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast!
Book confidently, knowing that if your trip is cancelled, you’ll be offered a full refund.
You can also opt for a free date change at any point up to 24 hours before your trip, if Government restrictions prevent you from travelling*.
We meet at either Purbeck Valley Campsite or at Wareham Train Station and then head over to get you fully kitted out and a bite to eat. The first day is then all about learning the key skills for sea kayaking - with a short journey on the first stretch of the Jurassic Coast. In the afternoon we'll arrive at the campsite for hot showers and a camp fire.
After breakfast, we'll head back onto the water to explore some of the most iconic sections of the Dorset coast - passing, Lulworth Cove, Chapmans Pool, Kimmeridge, Worbarrow Bay or Old Harry Rocks. Over the day we travel around 8km, with plenty of breaks including lunch with a beautiful view. In the evening we'll then be picked up and driven back to the campsite.
After an early breakfast we'll return to take in our third section of the Jurassic coast. First we paddle to Studland Bay and Swanage Bay, stopping off at a fantastic secret beach for lunch. Afterwards we'll continue to Durlston Point, searching for dolphins along the way. In total we'll travel around 8km, at a relaxed pace with plenty of breaks. In the early afternoon we'll then be picked up, and collect your things from the campsite before drop-offs at Wareham train station.
I went on the Kayak the Jurassic Coast trip and absolutely loved it. The instructors, Mel and Alex were brilliant, the whole trip was well thought out and planned. I can't wait to book more trips with ...read more
Stunning spectacular trip , Jon and Mel funny and informative . Pretty much glamping in a camp site with great views to Corfe Castle. Kayaking with great guys taking the lead , don’t miss this one.
Breakfast consists of unlimited toast and cereal, plus fresh pastries on day 1 and a hot sausage bap and hash brown on day 2. Packed lunch is normally a filled baguette, crisps, cake or chocolate, fruit and a drink. Please bring a large refillable drinks bottle for your kayaking journeys.
The campsites have showers and toilets. Wifi connection is not available, but there is good mobile signal.
There are plenty of stops along the way to fill up your water bottles. The lead guide will also provide water throughout the trip.
Our campsite is located on a working farm inbetween Corfe Village and Swanage. The camping field is set up with pre-pitched bell tents ready for your arrival. It's a comfy, spacious place to rest your head at the end of a busy day paddling. The views over Corfe Castle are gorgeous.
We provide a proper bed and mattress - you just need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. We are NOT a 5* luxury glamping resort, but we will certainly make you feel very comfortable and relaxed in a beutiful rural setting!
Start: Your guide will collect you from Wareham train station at 10:30am, or you can meet the team at the campsite (Purbeck Valley Farm, BH20 5HU) at 11am.
End: Your guide will drop you off at Wareham train station at approx 4 pm. There are trains to Waterloo every hour.
Yes, most people book alone or in small groups!
The minimum age is 18.
The Dorset coast is well-protected and typically calm during the summer months. Most trips can run as planned, but sometimes the weather does force us to take alternative routes and your saftey is always the first priority in making these decisions. Very occasionally there can be severe weather that force us to cancel the trip - in this case we will give you as much notice as possible, and you will be offered the choice of a refund or free date change.
It's a secluded site with pre-pitched tents. There are two single beds with fitted sheets in each tent. There are also large shelters for socialising in the evening with other guests. Usually we have a campfires and enjoy one of Dorset's famous sunsets.
If you are a group of 3, the guides can arrange for an extra bed to be put in the tents.
Your tents with be grouped with your fellow paddlers.
During the summer the campsite is also open to other guests.
No experience kayaking is needed. You'll be paddling sit-on-top kayaks that are really stable and fantastic for beginners. At all times you'll be guided by a professional, qualified instructor. You will however need to have a base level of fitness, and most people feel tired at the end of each day.