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 1.5 hours, depending on the tide and swimmer speed.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to our Guides, I couldn't have had a more enjoyable swim experience - can't wait for my next trip!
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!
SwimTrek has always delivered great swimming holidays for me.
Perfect weather conditions, stunning scenery, a great team of people and felt safe throughout. Can't wait to do it again.
Very pleased with my first swim out with this very professional company.
Thank you for a great adventure.
Durdle Door was the perfect location for my first open water swim as the sea was clear and the scenery stunning, we were also very lucky to get such great weather. The guides were experienced and knowledgeable which helped put my nerves at ease as I felt well looked after. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and didn't feel like there was pressure to complete it in a certain time and we were encouraged to enjoy the views along the way. I can't wait to sign up for another swim and I am glad my first experience was such a good one. Thanks!
The guides, (and the swimmers), got a good balance between a challenging experience and a fun swim which was great.
I think the people you have working this event really made it what it was, great group,of people, who really personalised the day, and ensured everyone was involved, informed and safe. Location was fantastic. Pace of the day was spot on. Really enjoyed it. Well done!
This really was a perfect day. I couldn't have asked for a better trip and the day is still making me smile. Thank you
Thanks for a fabulous swim along the Jurassic Coast - Durdle Door made a great triumphal arch at the end of the swim.
Both Kate and Vicki were very professional and inspired confidence. I thought they managed the trek very well whilst keeping it friendly. Having lived in Dorset, I really appreciated the opportunity to swim this bit of the coast and thought it was on a par with the other treks that I done in the Western Lakes and Burgh Island. It would be idyllic in perfect conditions. Thank you all so much for offering this trip.
I swim very slowly and appreciated that Vicki hung around waiting and offering cheerful encouragement and advice
Lovely atmosphere created by both guides Delightful spot-the whole day was great.