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We are completely immersed in nature here on our peninsula in Studland on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, watching our heath, shoreline and woodland change throughout the seasons is a constant source of inspiration for us. We have designed our foraging and wild food adventures to get you close to nature and to let us guide you through what makes this area of Dorset so special and unique.
Fore / Adventure
The Hutquarters, Middle Beach, Studland
01929 761515 | 07933 507165
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Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards for Hire at Studland Beach

Watersports Hire in Studland

Studland is the perfect place for watersports and we hire Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards from our hut on the beach, no matter what your previous experience is we can help. At Fore / Adventure we use Perception Gemini double scooter sit-on top kayaks, Perception Triumph Fishing spec single kayaks, aswell as a fleet of high quality Nahskwell and Jobe composite stand up paddle boards.

Hire a kayak from our hut on Middle beach at Studland for easy access to the water, explore the Jurassic coastline with Old Harry Rocks as your back drop or just kayak around in the bay, a great activity for individuals and families to get out on the water and enjoy this safe and tranquil setting at Studland.

Studland is the perfect location to try Stand Up Paddle boarding, the bay is sheltered and the water is shallow so ideal for those with little or no experience of SUP who want to have a go at this sport, hiring is also a great way to try one out prior to purchasing your own paddleboard if you are considering this. Hire one of our stand up paddleboards from us on the beach and you will have direct access to the water and the stunning dorset coastline in minutes.

Hourly Kayak Hire in Studland

Perception Gemini double scooter sit-on top kayaks for hire : £30 per hour

Perception Triumph (Fishing spec) single sit on top kayaks for hire : £20 per hour

RTM triple sit on top for hire: £35 per hour


Hourly Stand Up Paddleboard Hire in Studland

Nahskwell composite stand up paddle boards for hire : £20 per hour

Body Board for hire: £10 for three hours

*Please note Buoyancy aids are mandatory and included with hire

Please call us on the morning of your visit to see if we have equipment available and are open for hire as this is weather dependant and subject to available staff and equipment on the day. Hire is based on a walk up service and we don’t offer the option to prebook. You can book on a kayak or paddle boarding tour if you wish to prebook an experience with us.

How do I hire?

Hire is unsupervised and you will be asked to leave photo ID . The person hiring must be over 18, there is no minimum age but children under 16 must be accompanied on the water by an adult.

Whats included with hire?

All hire includes CE approved Buoyancy Aids (mandatory for all of our customers) & Paddles.

We limit the area you can use our kayaks and stand up paddleboards in, keeping you in safe, shallow water– perfect for beginners.

Please note that hire is unsupervised so you are responsible for yourself and other members of your group- someone over 18 must be on the water at all times with anyone under 16. 

If you’d like to go further afield and explore the majestic Old Harry Rocks with an experienced guide– why not check out our kayak and paddleboard tours.

Watersport Hire Reviews

My daughter had a great day, a fun experience…Loved learning about types of knots and plants. Thank you. Looking forward to going back

Date of experience: August 2019

Fantastic weekend kayaking and wild camp event with Dan and John at Fore. Professional and friendly. Can highly recommend.

Suzanne is 8yrs,she was looked after by Kyle and Eliot. She said they were brilliant and she did kayaking, paddleboarding, on/off the beach/sea and den-building and mindfulness in the forest. For her, it was fun and exciting and there were other children to make friends with. As a parent I was impressed with the professionalism,the health and safety, the humour of the instructors and the great value day out. Will definitely book again!! Thank you Fore Adventure for helping us make great memories.

Date of experience: August 2019

We raced across the bay towards Old Harry Rocks, where we beached our craft and explored the rocky beach that sits just behind the famous rock formation. We were even lucky enough to spot some Peregrine Falcons nesting up high above water. Thanks to Dan and the team at Fore / Adventure for a brilliant afternoon. We’ll definitely be taking to the water again with you soon!

Salad Creative

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. What you do is so beautiful and you do it with such pizzazz and warmth that you’re naturally magnetic. Your energy broke the ice and I hope you enjoyed the entire event as much as we did!

Talisker Whisky

Many thanks for a great day yesterday, we all had a wonderful time kayaking and foraging, finished with an incredible feast! Lots of fun.

Clipper Teas

Wanted to say a big thank you for today – felt like it was a great success, everyone was really interested and engaged

Crem De La Mer

I wanted to say a massive thank you for last week! The trip couldn’t have been any better!!!! Dan was fantastic. The group loved him

Farrow & Ball

Organised a stag group kayaking session to Harry rocks. 18 of us and everyone had a great time - thank you Jenny for looking after us

Sep 2021 • Friends

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Jen and Elliot kayaking out to Harry Rocks. They were amazing hosts and it was the best experience. The water was warm. The tour guides looked after us. Highly recommended.

Sep 2021 • Friends

What a totally EPIC stag experience out on the water with Jenny and Eliot. From start to finish the team were top notch ensuring we had FUN whilst remaining safe out on the water. Would highly recommend the kayaking experience. BIG KUDOS to Jenny and Eliot for making our experience awesome.

Sep 2021 • Friends

Ollie took us out (a stag group) to Old Harry's Rock. We had a great time exploring the coastline and he informed us about all the local wildlife and pointed out a seal enjoying itself in the cove. We all had a great time, and would love to do it again!

5 July 2021

We had the best kayaking experience with tour guide Jenny for our friends Hen do. Such a fun activity with beautiful views. Jenny was very knowledgeable and calm and made the experience so enjoyable. Would highly recommend.

Jun 2021 • Friends

Excellent morning kayaking with Kyle. We booked a three hour private tuition lesson and learnt some good basic skills , explored the chalk stacks around Old Harry Rocks. Fully recommended

Apr 2021

We booked a bespoke session for Kayaking around to Old Harry’s Rocks...taking the whole family. Kyle was our leader, he was absolutely brilliant and soon had everyone relaxed and enjoying the scenery. Thank you (we will be back!)

Aug 2020 • Family

Had a great time with my 14 year old son heading out to Harrys Stack. Instructor Josh was very patient ( we only went round in circles a couple of times !!),and informative. We felt very safe at all times but with a touch of excitement as this is not something we had done before. A great way to see the cliffs and wild life the local area is really beautiful with clear water to snorkel and swim in. Fully recommend this activity for all the family. Written 25 August 2019

Aug 2019

Had a great morning kayaking and snorkelling, the guide was professional, friendly and knew a lot about the local area, would definitely recommend!

Aug 2017 • Couples

For my sons Birthday we had a coasteering session and I can't fault it. On the walk down from the car park to Dancing Ledge the scenery was amazing. All equipment was provided and full instructions were made very clear. It was a challenging and exhilarating experience and no pressure was made to complete the higher jumps, although the older teens and hubby were eager to do it! If you are after a challenge then I can highly recommend coasteering with Dan and the team - the perfect activity for families with teens!


We went to fore adventure with a large group of young children. All the activities prepared were very age appropriate and kept the children engaged throughout. Dan was brilliant and really interacted well showing lots of passion. We did beach foraging, made mobiles, den making in the woods and exploring. The value for money was brilliant and we all had a brilliant day. Thank you to fore adventure for the experience.

Date of experience: August 2017

Great fun foraging, building camp, firefighting in the wild and lots more! Know your yarrow from your plantain and much more! Thanks Kyle! We had a great time . Studland is a beautiful place

Date of experience: August 2021

My wife and I absolutely loved the day we spent with Fore adventures. Dan was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we particularly enjoyed the foraging part of the day with the razor clams being a particular highlight.

Date of experience: July 2019

Fantastic day out for my family at the Halloween bushcraft. Was really well organised and we came away with a few things that we had made. Ollie was a fantastic instructor and I can’t thank Jade & Dan enough for arranging this for us.

Date of experience: October 2021

My Partner and I did the 2 hour SUP this weekend with Ollie. We had such an amazing experience. The SUP was great fun and we can't thank Ollie enough for his patience and experience. The Sun was shining and we even got to see a seal. It was such a great day and highly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2021

First lesson for novice. Standing by end. Jenna is an absolute star instructor. Can’t wait for next session!

We booked a 2 hour stand up paddleboarding (SUP) session with Jenny, and it was brilliant! The instructions to the meeting point were really clear and easy. Our instructor Jen was great, knowledgeable, patient as well as clear and concise with her instructions. Had lots of fun, would recommend booking with Fore if you’re looking for a few hours of water adventure!

A great SUP lesson with Ollie. All members of the family had fun. Tuition was great and Ollie showed patience and gave lots of encouragement.

Date of experience: September 2021

Had a fab SUP lesson with Jenny - came away from the lesson feeling a lot more confident on the board.Jenny was fun, friendly and knowledgable of the local area and put us at ease throughout the lesson.Would highly recommend Fore adventures when in the Studland area.

Date of experience: August 2021

This was a birthday treat from my daughter knowing that I liked kayaking and anything concerning wildlife etc. So this morning was an ideal treat. And it didn't disappoint. We were warmly greeted by Dan and graduate assistant and the foraging information started right by the hut.......what can be done with nettles!! Dan was a mind of information ably assisted by the ranger and graduate. There was only 6 in our group so personal attention, a slow pace to Old Harry rocks whilst all the time commenting on seaweed, birds, rocks and plants. We even managed a swim in our wetsuits which was an added bonus. It was a great morning on the water and I would highly recommend it to anyone.


I just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant day on Saturday, we all had a superb time. The kayaking was great fun and it was brilliant to see our local landscape from a new perspective with the foraging opportunities just adding to that. As for the food, it was simply superb, fresh, tasty and the perfect way to round out the day. I'm really glad that I found you, it was the perfect thing for us to do, and I'm hoping that I can find an opportunity to come back and do it again soon!


Just could not be improved! Dan was excellent, the session was well equipped, the memories will last forever. I've been coming to Dorset for holidays since I was five, this is the best time I have ever had. Thank you.


Lovely location for the course. All information was provided that was needed. And James was a brilliant coach. I would recommend you to anyone.


Thanks for a great experience on our Kayak, fish, forage and feast day. We had a great time. We learned a lot about seaweed (surprisingly tasty!), and enkoyed both the kayaking and the meal afterwards. Loved the enthusiasm of all, and thanks for sharing the knowledge. We will return with more family members soon!

Tony & Sandra

What a fantastic afternoon out on the water. Dan was great company and really easy going. Delicious seabass cooked up when we got home....can't beat catching your dinner! We will be back, being under old harrys rock was awesome.

S Higgins

THANKQ so very much for Fridays Feast it was quite simply a beautiful evening. The food was tasty and expertly BBQ'd(nice jobs boys!) and as for the magical table setting and lighting I positively felt I was transported though a beach Narnia into a land Nurtured via Neptune and Nature. I was truly in my happy place and Thank you for the experience.


I live in Weymouth and do a lot of water sports. The Fore Adventure kayak trip to Old Harry was exceptional. John really knows his stuff - he looked after all the members of the expedition, showed us the sea life round Old Harry, was thoughtful, intelligent and really good fun. And the safety features were meticulous - checking the weather before we left, notifying the coastguard before and after the trip, carrying a VHF transmitter and mobile phone, safety drill, equipment.


Absolutely loved our kayaking adventure, which was a first for our family. John was great, showing us sights as we went round and our boys loved looking in the rock pools. It is definitely the best way to get up close to Old Harry Rocks, we would highly recommend it, and can't wait to do it again.


My son and I went for an afternoon sea kayaking trip with "Dan the Kayak Man" and had an absolutely wonderful time. We were blessed with wonderful weather and some fishing success (mackerel and sea bass - the latter got away but that's another story!), but what really made the afternoon was Dan's reassuring expertise and constant banter. I would recommend this to anyone; it's not cheap but well worth saving for and if you have kids they will love it.


So lovely to meet you and your colleagues tonight. Its the best night I've had in ages. I loved the creativity, the natural feel of the whole thing and the food was amazing. Well done.


Many thanks to Daniel and Kevin. I wanted to start my birthday weekend off with something active which we would all enjoy as a family ranging in age from 8 - 60 years. This was memorable and such fun, plus we learned a thing or two along the way! Brilliant and highly recommended


I booked for us to go sea kayaking and fishing. We got so much more than than. Dan at Fore Adventure is a font of local knowledge, loves his work and is a true craftsman at it. He filled us full of nuggets of information and I managed to catch a fish!

EB London

What a fab trip! My daughter and I joined Dan on a 3 hour paddle along the shore, enjoying the scenery and bird life. Then we reached Old Harry Rocks and had a great time weaving around the arches, and pulling in to a cave. Dan is the perfect leader - cheerful, relaxed; his love of the sea and nature is infectious. And just as important, behind all this he is an absolute pro and puts safety first. His coaching approach is so subtle, it's like a mate giving you some tips. I will definitely book with Dan again, and bring more friends and family!


Excellent fun and extremely educational. Dan along with his staff ran the group in a relaxed yet safe manner allowing for the slower paddlers to keep with the group. Dan loves to stop and have a quick snack of seaweed! The half day kayak tour or old Harry rocks really is for all ages and abilities. I can't recommend this activity/educational company enough! I believe they also do kayak fishing and snorkelling and coasteering! Great location, plenty of parking, nice cafe next door, and clean toilets...Well....it is a National Trust beach.

The Observant Guest

My 8 year old daughter attended the Outdoor Adventure Day yesterday and had a great time, she particularly enjoyed the paddle boarding and kayaking. Thanks to the team at Fore Adventure for making it such a fun day and creating these amazing opportunities for the children to experience right on our doorstep! My daughter has already requested to attend again. Thank you!

N Andrews

Thanks Dan and Jack for a lovely afternoon. My brother, sister and I really enjoyed getting out on the sea and having some quality time away from our busy lives. Thanks for making it so much fun!


We had an amazing morning. Thanks especially for organising the seal, a fantastic experience we will never forget.

H. Jones

Loved it, we all did, great experience with spectacular views, middle beach with old harry rock is surely is a hidden gem in the great British coastline. Dan was very informative and truly inspiring, I am hooked and will be getting my own kayak to explore and fish, the sun was out and a great day was had by all. I used muscles I didn't know I had though a bit of stretching exercise is needed I think from me on a daily routine. Thanks for a superb day, my son and his friend are also hooked so I got myself a couple of paddle buddies.


Fantastic experience kayaking out to Old Harry Rocks, would really recommend this activity. Instructors made sure we felt really confident despite not having done much kayaking before myself. Amazing sites and to pull up on the beach underneath the rocks is something not many people will get to do. Exciting trip back going round the headlands against the waves but nothing most people wouldn't be able to cope with and the leaders were really good at making sure everyone was ok. Would love to do this again sometime.

Dave D

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