Lulworth Cove to Stair Hole sea swim

Lulworth Cove is a world-famous site for good reason. Its shocking blue waters and unique geology make it a much-loved destination.

Join your host at Lulworth Cove where you will swim out of the bay into open water. For the adventurous swimmer, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a secret cave along the coast, then continue along the Jurassic coastline to Stair Hole. Enter through the arch into a small bay where you can explore another cave and maybe swim through a hidden tunnel into a large water cavern. Depending on the tide!

From there you’ll swim back to Lulworth Cove for some cake and a chat. You will be accompanied in the water by Andrea, Julie and Sally. They will be swimming beside you, along with John in his kayak for extra safety support. You must be able to swim competently for 1k in any stroke. You'll be split into smaller groups based on swimming speed and ability, so you can go at a pace that feels right for you. Expect one-of-a-kind landscapes in this exciting swim!

The swim is weather dependent and may need to be postponed, in the event you will be offered a full refund or a new date.

Please note: A 50lt tow float is required for all swims. The hire of one is not included in the default price. To hire one please choose the ticket option ‘with 50 litre tow float hire’.

Make your own way to Dorset. Park in the Pay and display parking at Lulworth Cove, BH20 5RQ. Use the What3words coordinate to find the meeting location - priced.column.pancakes. Meet on the green near the public toilets at the specified time. Everything you bring must fit inside the float (no dryrobes). Wear thin, warm layers and sturdy shoes. Bring a snack and hot drink.

Please email back your completed disclaimer forms within a week of booking to gowiththeflowswimming@gmail.com for booking confirmation.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult ticket without float hire (All swimmers must bring their own 50 litre tow float ) £45
Adult ticket with 50 litre tow float hire (50 litre tow float hire included in price) £50

Available dates

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What people are saying

Emma Luck
May 2022

Absolutely fantastic swim, with a really friendly guide. Felt totally at ease and safe within the...

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Lesley Fussell
May 2022

We were lucky enough to have perfect conditions to swim into the caves near stairhole which was r...

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

Please email back your completed disclaimer/medical form within a week of booking to: gowiththeflowswimming@gmail.com for booking confirmation.

On the day

  • Make your own way to Dorset. Pay and display parking at Lulworth Cove BH20 5RQ
  • Meet on the green near the public toilets at the specified time
  • Use What3words coordinate to find meeting location - priced.column.pancakes
  • Everything you bring must fit inside the float. (No dryrobes!)
  • Bring thin warm layers, sturdy shoes, hot drink & a snack
  • 50lt tow float required for all swims. Hire not included in default price. To hire choose the ticket option ‘with 50 litre tow float hire’

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Julie Chilvers

Julie has had a passion for swimming since a young age. She's been open water swimming for 10 years now. Julie is a level 2 swim teacher who loves sharing her knowledge and swimming experience with children and adults and seeing them progress with their swimming abilities. Julie's an open water swim coach and open water lifeguard. In 2021 Sally, Andrea and Julie set up Go With The Flow, Swimming Adventures to share their love for the open water, guiding swimmers in local rivers and the Dorset coast. They're good friends who have been wild swimming together for many years and are fully insured.

Andrea Crowe

Being in the water and swimming is Andrea's 'Happy Place', she can’t remember a time in her life when she hasn’t swum at least a couple of times a week.

Andrea is an experienced wild swimmer with over 12 years of river swimming, the last six years being all year round. In 2017 as Andrea turned 50, she swam at 50 different outdoor swimming spots, the sea, rivers, lakes and lidos in this country and abroad. Having a love and passion for swimming she became a qualified level two swim teacher, an open water swimming coach, and open water lifeguard qualified in emergency first aid and fully insured.

Andrea is an experienced wild swimming guide, having assisted guided swims on The River Wye for the last couple of years, as well as river and sea swims with Go With The Flow. In 2021, together with friends and fellow wild swimmers Sally and Julie, Andrea set up Go With The Flow Swimming Adventures to share their love, passion and knowledge of wild swimming with others.

Sally Hooper

Sally has loved the water ever since she can remember. As a child and teenager she enjoyed competing up to county level. As Sally got older she swam every day for enjoyment and wellbeing. In 2013 she joined a relay team and swam the English Channel. For the last few years, Sally and her husband have been swimming the length of the Dorset coast and have covered over 65 miles.

Sally is a very experienced open water and sea swimmer, with many years of adventures behind her. She's a fully insured Open Water Swimming coach and Open Water Lifeguard, with Open Water Emergency First Aid training. Together with Andrea and Julie, Sally set up Go With The Flow Swimming Adventures. Sally's passionate about swimming outside, in local rivers and around the wonderful Dorset coastline. She wants to share these amazing experiences with other people.

John Vinicombe (He/Him)

John's at his happiest on or in the water. He's taken part in many water-related activities over the last 30 years plus, including windsurfing, free diving, scuba diving, sailing, open water swimming and kayaking. John is an experienced safety kayak swim guide in the sea, rivers and lakes. He's a qualified Open Water Lifeguard with emergency first aid at work, British Canoeing Go Paddling Start Award, with additional safety and rescue training. Being friends and swim buddies with Julie, Andrea and Sally he often joins the team which enables him to share his passion and love for the water, whilst providing extra safety cover either in a kayak or swimming on many of the experiences.

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Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

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