Studland Sea School

Middle Beach Studland BH19 3AP

Whether you're a kayaking expert or a complete novice, kayaking around Old Harry Rocks is always something special. If you thought the chalk stacks were impressive from above, you truly get an idea of their scale and grandeur from the sea, especially when you kayak through the little arches and gaps between the stacks. Kayaking tours depart from the lovely sands of Middle Beach, after a short safely briefing and a quick check that you know what you're doing. Then it's a fun paddle around the bay, and, weather permitting, to the dramatic rock stacks themselves (other routes are also available). The Studland Sea School also offers kayaking tuition, kayaking fishing trips, and, if you're competent, kayak hire or – for an extra adrenalin rush – coasteering sessions.

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