Experience some of Britain’s most dramatic coastline from a unique and inspiring perspective
Swim in the protected UNESCO World Heritage Site of England's stunning Jurassic Coast
Enjoy being gently carried along by the tide as you complete this beautiful 3km swim
Take in the unique seascapes of Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole
Join us for a unique swim along Britain’s spectacular Jurassic Coast as we take in three of the region’s most impressive natural landmarks: Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove. This 3km tidally-assisted swim is the perfect way to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site and complete an unforgettable open water swim in one of England’s most beautiful coastal locations.
The Jurassic Coast is situated on the English Channel coast of southern England. The site stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of just under 100 miles. Situated towards the Jurassic Coast's eastern end lie the unique geological features of Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole, all within a 3km stretch of coastline which is superb for swimming.
Please note that swim times can vary between 40 minutes to 1½ hours, depending on the tide, weather conditions and swimmer speed.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is ideal for swimmers who would like the opportunity to swim along a UNESCO World Heritage Site along England’s beautiful south coast. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming, be confident swimming in various sea conditions and be capable of completing an unassisted swim of around 2km prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swim along Britain's Jurassic Coast
- Full safety support throughout the swim
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Food or drink required during the day
Depending on your trip date, we meet in either the Durdle Door Car Park or the Lulworth Cove Car Park approximately one hour before our swim in order to hold a safety and trip briefing in which we will explain the route and introduce our safety cover for the swim. You will be able to see the guides in their orange SwimTrek t-shirts.
After the briefing, we will set off on a tidally-assisted 3km swim. The swim time can vary between 40 minutes and 1½ hours depending on the tide and swimmer speed. During this time we will swim through Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole and underneath the awe-inspiring Durdle Door. Please note that the order in which we see these landmarks will vary depending on your trip date and starting point.
After finishing the swim, we do a quick change and then walk along the coastal path back to the start point. The route gives us a great view of the entire swim. At the end there is time for a hot drink and a talk with your guides before the trip comes to an end.
A well organised swim made perfect by a great helping of British sunshine!Mark C, UK - 2017
This really was a perfect day. I couldn't have asked for a better trip and the day is still making me smile. Thank youMel S. UK 2017
This was a fantastic adventure, it pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I felt safe and supported the entire time - I loved it, thank you.Claire N, UK - 2017
Thanks to our Guides, I couldn't have had a more enjoyable swim experience - can't wait for my next trip!Helen T. UK - 2016
As always, SwimTrek safely led us to a magnificent personal achievement. Can't beat the high of completing a swim. come on in, the water's salty!Peter Reed. UK - 2016
SwimTrek has always delivered great swimming holidays for me.Diana C. UK - 2016
Perfect weather conditions, stunning scenery, a great team of people and felt safe throughout. Can't wait to do it again.Tracy L. UK - 2016
Very pleased with my first swim out with this very professional company.Martin P. UK - 2016
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