New Activity: Kayak around Swanage Bay

NEW FOR SUMMER 2018! Swanage Bay Kayak

Join one of our experienced, friendly instructors to discover the delights of Swanage Bay launching by the new RNLI Lifeboat Station. Learn how to control a kayak plus basic navigation and safety then put your newly acquired skills into practice and enjoy at least 2 hours on the water.

Swanage Bay is located at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, it faces east and therefore protected from the south westerly storms.

As well as enjoying the sights and sounds of the bay you’ll paddle around the old original Swanage Pier which was constructed in 1860. The old Pier was built primarily for shipping stone, horses were used to pull carts along the narrow gauge tramway which ran along the Pier and seafront.

When a steamer service was started between Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth in 1874, the Pier was being used for day-trippers as well as stone cargo but it soon became clear that the Pier was unable to cope with the ever increasing traffic and it was decided a new and longer Pier was needed. The first pile of the new Pier was driven in 1895 and the pier opened to traffic in 1897.

Contact us to book your Swanage Bay Kayak, explore and enjoy!

(Minimum group of 6)