8 Ways to Explore the Jurassic Coast

Stretching 95 miles from Exmouth in Devon to Dorset’s Studland Bay, the Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site ranked among some of the natural wonders of the world. No trip to Dorset is complete without taking some time admire this natural phenomenon, so we’ve compiled list of just some of the fantastic ways you can explore the Jurassic Coast.

1. Kayaking

Colourful kayaks on a friend trip at the base of Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast

Paddle around rocky outcrops and discover hidden caves on a kayak trip along the Jurassic Coast. Our stable sit on kayaks will allow you to explore hard to reach inlets around Old Harry’s Rocks, which aren’t accessible by boat. At Cumulus Outdoors we offer three-hour kayaking sessions accompanied by expert guides, who will be there to offer advice and assistance throughout the trip.


2. Mountain Biking

Mountain biking sunrise view in Dorset

Take to the trails and experience the Jurassic Coast by mountain bike on one of our guided cycle tours. Whether you’re a novice rider or an experienced adrenaline junky, we’ll design a route to meet your group’s individual needs! Our instructors will provide all the equipment and their unrivalled local knowledge means you’ll go to some of the best tracks and trails. For an extra special end to your day we can organise refreshments, lunches and even a delicious BBQ!


 3. Horseback

horse riding along studland beach
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What can possibly be more romantic that exploring the Jurassic Coast on Horseback? Studland Stables offer a range of horse-riding trips and some of the most scenic rides in the country. Experienced riders can enjoy a trot along 3 miles of sandy beach at Studland Bay. There is also the opportunity to hack to Old Harry’s Rocks on a route that takes in beautiful scenery and open fields as you journey through Dorset’s countryside.



coasteering dofe gold residential 

Coasteering is one of the best ways to see the Jurassic Coast. You will be in safe hands as our qualified instructors guide you along the base of Dancing Ledge in a 3-hour session, which will involve clambering over rocks, jumping off of cliffs and exploring hidden. In this unique water-based experience we run a ‘challenge by choice ethos, which enables participants to pick the level of difficulty they would like to experience.


5. Climbing

climbing jurassic coast

If you’ve got a head for heights why not climb or abseil on the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy stunning sea views as you climb to new heights with our team of instructors. We create bespoke packages based on each groups ability and can alter our programme to include demonstration and explanations of the different techniques and gear on offer.


6. Boat

mupes bay sightseeing trip snapper charters

If you prefer something a little slower why not take a leisurely boat trip along the Jurassic Coast. Sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery as you’re ferried to some of the county’s most iconic landmarks. Snapper Charters offer sightseeing trips from Weymouth Harbour to beauty spots including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Mupes Bay. Or, if you fancy seeing the western end of the coastline take an adrenaline fuelled trip from Lyme Regis with Lyme Bay Rib Rides.


7. Walking

walking jurassic coast south west coast path

Whether you’re an avid hiker or just fancy a leisurely afternoon stroll, you’ll be taken aback by the spectacular scenery on offer on a walk along the Jurassic Coast. The South West Coast Path covers all 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast, so you’ll easily find a marked route, which will suit your groups fitness levels and time scales. As you progress along different sections of the path you’ll see changes in geology and rock formations.


8. Plane


For a truly unforgettable experience steeped in luxury book a Jurassic Coast sightseeing flight. From the comfort of a private plane you will have a completely unique perspective of Chesil Bank, the Fleet Lagoon, Portland, Bridport and Lyme Regis.