Coasteering

A unique way to explore the Jurassic Coast

Mentored by

Cumulus Outdoors

Location address: Swanage, BH19 3LD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 8 - 99 years and adults years

Available tickets:
Coasteering & donation £50 per sessionCoasteering £49 per session
Next date: Saturday 4th May,
A summary
What is coasteering? Coasteering is a unique, family-friendly activity on the Dorset coastline scaling rocky outcrops and jumping into the sea below. Coasteering is one of the best outdoor activities in Dorset and a unique way to explore the Jurassic Coast. Join our experienced instructors for action-packed session scrambling over rocks, exploring sea caves, sea swimming and jumping into the water below. This fun-filled sea and cliff-based adventure activity is suitable for all children aged 8 and over and is tailored to the needs and ability of your group. It’s the perfect choice for intrepid families holidaying in Dorset, a great option for birthdays or just for a great day out. The Jurassic Coast All of our coasteering sessions take place at Dancing Ledge, a scenic location on the world-famous Jurassic Coast. Meet us at our base, before kitting up and making the scenic 15-minute walk to our starting location for a memorable day out. Once we reach our cliff side location, the instructors will give a thorough safety briefing and explain how to enter and exit the water. You’ll then follow a pre-established route along the cliff face, where you’ll have the chance to do some low level climbing and cave exploration, before experiencing the thrill of jumping from ledges into the sea. Along the way you’ll discover hidden coastal secrets and experience the beauty of the Dorset coast from a completely unique perspective. Expert Instructors Cumulus Outdoors has over 25 years’ experience in the outdoor industry and we pride ourselves on having highly qualified instructors for all of our sessions. We always exceed the minimum staffing ratios for your enjoyment and safety. The team operate under a strict ‘challenge by choice’ motto, which means you only attempt what you are comfortable with. We create a safe and supportive environment where people feel comfortable taking on new challenges and conquering their fears. Our instructors take the time to get to know participants and every session is bespoke. We will always work to the needs and abilities of the group. You can be safe with us whilst having fun: > There are always at least two instructors in the water with you with a minimum ratio of 2:16 > 5 star rating on TripAdvisor > Top quality kit: including 5.3mm wetsuits, specially designed for warmth and protection > Buoyancy aids and protective equipment supplied > Member of the National Coasteering Charter and HSE licenced to work with minors. If you wish to book a private session, a stag and hen do, a business away day or would like to combine this with power boating for the ultimate outdoor adventure please contact the office. Otherwise this booking is suitable for family groups and individuals. We are proud to be a Jurassic Coast Trust Business Partner. We hope that you also appreciate this beautiful area and will join us in our aims by donating £1 per person towards this cause.
About your mentor
Cumulus Outdoors
Challenge and Achieve
A dedicated group leader will guide you through every aspect of your activity session. With over 25 years in the outdoors, Cumulus Outdoors specialise in outdoor and adventurous activities and our experienced instructors have an excellent reputation for delivering safe and enjoyable activity sessions at all levels. All instructors are qualified to the required National Governing Body level (NGB) or higher.
The important stuff
Cancellation: If sea conditions force us to cancel a session, this will be advised 24-48 hours in advance by email, the following options are then available: 1. Alternative activity, subject to availability (surcharges may apply depending on activity taken). 2. Mutually agreed alternative date for Coasteering or a voucher for the total amount paid to be used within 12 months. 3. Full refund If less than 3 people are booked on your chosen session we reserve the right to cancel the a week prior to the activity by email. The following options are then available: 1. Mutually agreed alternative date for Coasteering or a voucher for the total amount paid to be used within 12 months. 2. Full refund What you need to bring: • Lace-up style training shoes to wear in the water (no other footwear is suitable) • Swimming gear and towel • Bottles of water • Any personal medications We supply: • Wetsuits. Buoyancy aids. Helmets. Meet Location, this is NOT the Residential Centre but Spyway Farm Park at Spyway National Trust Car Park, Durnford Drove, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HG, https://w3w.co/animates.debit.paintings From the main road turn onto Durnford Drove; proceed beyond the turning circle and along the track to the car park. Once parked, continue to walk along the footpath (700 yards) towards Dancing Ledge. Cross over Priest Way and you will see Spyway Farm ahead of you. Here, our coasteering store is found on your right and there will be signage outside. The instructors will meet you here for the start of your session. Please be prompt, and arrive on time, If you think you are going to be delayed then please contact us on 01929 422480. If you arrive later than 30 minutes after the session start time, you will miss your session. Weekends and summer holidays in Dorset are particularly busy so please plan ahead. No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be able to take part due to the nature of the activity. The instructors reserve the right to cancel a session if they assess there is an increased risk due to alcohol, drug intoxication or medical condition. This activity is the exploration of a rocky coastline, involving swimming (realistic expectation of 350m total over the course), jumping from height, entering caves, and being affected by moving water. The National Coasteering Charter recognises that coasteering is an activity with the danger of personal injury or death. The sea is a dynamic environment, and conditions can change. Cumulus instructors continually monitor swell and tides before and during your sessions. You will be required to swim and move around in breaking waves and water with currents. It is important that you are confident in the water and be able to swim 50 metres in a buoyancy aid and 10 metres unaided. Coasteering also involves a steep hillside walk to the activity venue. Can you please make sure that this information is passed on to ALL participants. Thank you.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Have fun
Aim 2
Take on a new challenge and conquer your fear (Challenge by Choice)
Pricing information
Ticket nameCoasteering & donation
Price£50
InformationThis ticket contains a £1 donation for the Jurassic Coast Trust.
Ticket nameCoasteering
Price£49
InformationAdult or child coasteering ticket
PHOTO GALLERY
Where we'll be
Dancing Ledge, South West Coast Path, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3LD
WHAT’S PROVIDED
Equipment
Safety
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.If sea conditions force us to cancel a session, this will be advised 24-48 hours in advance by email, the following options are then available: 1. Alternative activity, subject to availability (surcharges may apply depending on activity taken). 2. Mutually agreed alternative date for Coasteering or a voucher for the total amount paid to be used within 12 months. 3. Full refund If less than 3 people are booked on your chosen session we reserve the right to cancel the a week prior to the activity by email. The following options are then available: 1. Mutually agreed alternative date for Coasteering or a voucher for the total amount paid to be used within 12 months. 2. Full refund

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.