10 off-beat ways to explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

by Jon

June 16, 2017 0

10 off-beat ways to explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

Visiting Dorset and the Jurassic Coast?

There’s plenty more to discover alongside award-winning beaches, breath-taking scenery, scrumptious food and lashing of cider.

So leave the sands alone and stray far from the madding crowd for a while. Here’s OCEANROCKS quick guide to 10 quirky and original ways to explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast to take home an experience not to be forgotten.

It all adds up the amazing place that is the Jurassic Coast – the inspiration behind OCEANROCKS and our creations!

Explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast…


1. By hot air balloon!

Image of a hot air balloon over Kimmeridge for explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast blog

For stunning views and an amazing experience try hot air ballooning! (stock photo of balloon at  Kimmeridge Bay).


2. On a Llama trek

Image of a LLama for the explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast OCEANROCKS blog

Llama and Alpaca tours are a unique way to discover deep west Dorset’s countryside and the Jurassic Coast.

3.Fast… by speedboat

Join a fast powerboat or high speed rib for a thrilling ride along the Jurassic Coast.


4. By Steam Train or Loco

All aboard lovingly restored Swanage Railway for one of the most picturesque trips in Dorset with the ruins of Corfe Castle as a stunning backdrop to your journey.


5. On the water

Image of kayaks stacked up on a beach

Get wet and wild with a kayak or coasteering adventure to really connect at close quarters with the Jurassic Coast, seaside and water.

6. With a little local knowledge to reach the parts other visitors can’t reach

Image of the coast road looking over Abbotsbury to Portland, Jurassic Coast, Dorset.e of

Get off the beaten track to discover real wonders of the Jurassic Coast away from the usual hot spots in the company of a qualified and experienced local Jurassic Guide.


7. On board a pirate ship

Image of Tall Ship for OCEANROCKS explore Dorset and the Jurassic coast blog

Or at least a beautiful tall ship for a romantic voyage under canvas. Dressing up and talking like a pirate entirely optional but highly recommended.


8. By VW campervan

Image of a VW camper van for OCEANROCKS explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast blog

You can now hire vans for a road trip. Try the fabulous coast road between Weymouth and Bridport (includes ice cream vans in lay-bys).


9. On Jurassic Safari

Go off road in Jurassic Safari’s Land Rover to get up close and personal to spectacular views and wildlife the coast has to offer.


10. On a Ghost Trail

Image of Black Death Sign at Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour Black Death sign

Dorset, the Jurassic Coast and their communities are littered with tall tales and ghostly going-ons from  Lyme Regis, Weymouth (above),  Poole and beyond. Join your spirit guide and search for pirates, wreckers, smugglers and other spooky spectres lurking in the shadows between worlds.


Explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

These are just a few OCEANROCKS ideas and a selection of organisations which provide them. There’s plenty more so as always do some research and check out the details before your travel or book.

There’s plenty of other action and adventure to discover at the official Visit-Dorset website to help your explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.

Posted by: Jon

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