Dancing Ledge, Langton Matravers

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#7 of 16 in Outdoors in Swanage
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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  • Quite a steep climb down, but it is possible to reach the sea at the site of this old quarry. Good views and access to coastal path east and west. Hourly bus to Langton Matravers, or National Trust ca...  more »
  • It's a relatively easy walk to Dancing Ledge from Langton Matravers. The Poole to Swanage bus stops in Langton Matravers. No toilets or facilities at Dancing Ledge just nature at its best. Lovely walk...  more »
  • We had a lovely afternoon here with 2 other families. It was very sunny and there was no shade so we were very aware to have plenty of water with us. We climbed down to the rock pool to take a swim. N...  more »
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  • One of my favourite wild swimming spots. Great views. Time it right so tide is out. Best when tide is just coming in as it keeps the pool refreshed. Quite a walk down to get there and a cliff face to climb down to the pool. Even a bigger walk back up.
  • Great place to cool off on a hot day; in the artificial rock pool if the sea is rough, or off the rocks into wonderful clear blue water on a calm day. Only recommended if you are a confident swimmer.
  • As Doctor Johnson remarked about the Giant's Causeway in Antrim 'worth seeing but not worth going to see'
  • Great place to visit by nice weather, good views, lovely walk. But when it's cold and windy, it's very cold and very windy (!!!)
  • A beautiful place with a lot of history behind it..Well worth the effort to get to.

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