Water Sports Activities in Dorset

Water Sports Activities in Dorset

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There are plenty of water sports activities in Dorset. From exploring the vast Jurassic Coast on a coasteering adventure to immersing yourself into the depths of Studland Bay on a snorkelling trip. You’re bound to find something that floats your boat!

These activities in Dorset are perfect for a fun day out. Most only require you to bring a swim-suite, trainers and towel with you. So there’s no excuse – just grab your stuff and head to the coast.


Cumulus Outdoor’s Coasteering is a fantastic way to explore Dorset’s world heritage Jurassic Coastline. Discover hidden coastal secrets from the sea and experience the many natural formations including caves, rocks and cliffs. Experience exhilarating rock jumping fun with the many different locations. Cumulus have a “Challenge by Choice” ethos. This gives you the flexibility on how you approach their different challenges.

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Paddle boarding

Take to the waters of the beautiful Studland Bay with Fore/Adventure’s paddle boarding activity. Paddle boarding is great for those looking for a relaxed water sport activity. Studland Bay with its beautiful sheltered beach is a perfect location for this activity. And with a picture perfect back-drop such as Old Harry Rocks, you can enjoy a wonderful view as you explore the coastline.

Paddle boarding is great fun for all ages. It has become one of the fastest growing water sports in the UK. Definitely worthy of an afternoon out.

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Set off from the golden beaches of Swanage and Sandbanks for an afternoon of fun with Land & Waves kayaking adventures. Sessions start with some coaching so you can familiarise yourself. You can then move on to kayaking games and then exploration of the surrounding areas.

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Experience the depths of one of the UK’s best snorkelling hotspots at Studland Bay with Fore/Adventure’s snorkelling activity. Studland Bay is a fantastic place to experience local marine wildlife. It is one of the only places in the UK where you’ll find seahorses. The underwater tour is an opportunity to immerse yourself into the home of the many different marine wildlife. These include anemones, limpets, crabs, wrasse and pipe fish.

This snorkelling activity is suitable for the ages of 8 and up and makes for a great day of underwater adventure.

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Wake boarding

The Watersports Academy’s wake boarding is a fast paced and thrilling sport, perfect for those that crave an adrenaline rush. Their Wake Boarding takes place just a short distance from our campsite within Poole Harbour. This location has ideal wake boarding conditions due to being sheltered from the elements. It’s perfect for beginners to get started, and also those who are experienced thanks to the predictable surface which ensures a consistent wake.

All of the wake boarding sessions include use of hot showers, lockers and changing rooms. Everything needed after an exciting morning or afternoon out in the harbour.

Wake boarding activity in Dorset


Located on the edge of Poole harbour, The Watersports Academy sailing makes for a great taster into the world of water sports. With first class tuition from qualified RYA instructors, you can gain knowledge and experience from sailing enthusiasts and apply it out on the waters. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a looking to touch up on your boat handling, the friendly team over at the Watersports Academy welcomes everybody into getting started.

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