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Dancing Ledge, Swanage

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Part of the Jurassic Coast, Dancing Ledge appears to dance during certain stages of the tide--it's a kind of optical illusion requiring a specific set of circumstances. Even if you miss the spectacle, the climb is exhilarating and the views worth the effort. By using our Swanage sightseeing planning site, you can arrange your visit to Dancing Ledge and other attractions in Swanage.
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  • We went coasteering down here and will definitely be going back. A bit of a walk down (and trek back up) a big hill but definitely worth it for the rugged rocks you can jump off and the caves you can....  more
    We went coasteering down here and will definitely be going back. A bit of a walk down (and trek back up) a big hill but definitely worth it for the rugged rocks you can jump off and the caves you can....  more »
  • WARNING ⚠️ Absolutely stunningly beautiful place BUT my son got stung by what we believe is snakelocks sea anemones! He got out of the water with intense stinging pain on his foot and his stomach! 
    WARNING ⚠️ Absolutely stunningly beautiful place BUT my son got stung by what we believe is snakelocks sea anemones! He got out of the water with intense stinging pain on his foot and his stomach!  more »
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  • Gorgeous views and not really a strenuous hike from Swanage. It was quite busy, as there were also people there for rock climbing (would love to go back and do that). There is also a natural pool that was quite fun, and it was so interesting to see all the fossils and formations of the rocks. You might need a bit of help to get to the bottom level, as there aren't any steps.
  • Had an absolutely lovely walk to Dancing Ledge from the spyway car park. Stunning views and walked down the path and sat on the rocks listening to the sea banging on the rocks. Unfortunately couldn't get to the pool as just to difficult for us oldies to climb down the rocks. Real shame as looked inviting and a real sun trap. A bit hilly on the way back up but no rush we just stopped and admired the views.

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