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Extreme adventure and watersports

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Dorset is home to some of the best extreme sports and outdoor pursuits to be found anywhere in the UK. Some visitors plan their visits, but many will make a decision at the last minute, especially if the weather forecast is good. This means they will often arrive with all their equipment, keen to find out what is available, and where they need to go.  Could you tell them?

Surfing in Boscombe, sailing in Poole Harbour, kayaking in the Purbecks, diving in Weymouth – facilities for all kinds of watersports are available.  There are numerous sandy beaches, many with blue flags and many with lifeguard cover.  The best way to find out about access to watersports across Dorset is via the ICoast website which shows availability of activities, tide times, weather forecasts, webcams and slipways.

More extreme sports such as Rib Rides (fast boat trip in a rigid inflatable boat), coasteering, climbing, bushcraft, zorbing, mountain biking and quadbiking are all available.  For more information look at the Extreme Sports page on the Visit Dorset website.