Embrace Dorset’s natural playground and take the plunge with the abundance of water sports on offer. From wild swimming and windsurfing to sailing and stand-up paddleboarding, there are plenty of coastal activities to try.
If you’re looking for an easy-going adventure afloat, cast away from Seaton Bay on a stable sit-on-top kayak. Discover the nooks and crannies of this prehistoric coastline, stopping to picnic, swim and fossil-hunt on deserted beaches. Located bang on the beach, Seaton Bay Watersports also offers stand-up paddleboarding kit and courses.
Seaton Bay Watersports
Budding sailors and salty sea dogs roll up to feel the wind in your sails and experience the beauty of the World Heritage coastline by boat. The ancient Cobb Harbour is the perfect place to launch a dinghy and learn the ropes under the tutelage of Lyme Regis Sea School.
Lyme Regis Sea School
The family-friendly craze of paddleboarding is a fabulous workout for your core muscles and easy to master on the calm waters of the south coast. Once you’ve got to grips with the basic technique you can head off and explore the wonders of the Jurassic Coast on an SUP safari with Whiskey Jack Boards.
Whiskey Jack Boards
It’s not only the festive swimming events at Lyme Regis and Charmouth that lure people into Dorset’s crystal clear waters. Since the 16th century people have flocked to the south coast to experience the health benefits of saltwater bathing, and swimming still tops the list of water sports enjoyed on the beaches of Lyme Bay and West Dorset.