The Snorkel Trail
Watch the Snorkel Trail Video © Andy Marsh
The Snorkel Trail in the mild, shallow waters of Kimmeridge Bay, leads the snorkeller through a variety of seabed habitats, including sandy seabed, rocky reef and Japanese seaweed garden.
The 5 buoys that mark the trail are attached to the seabed and each reveals a different type of habitat with different marine creatures and colourful seaweeds to look out for. However the trail is only in place from May to September each year.
We are here to help
DWT wardens at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre, by the slipway in the bay, are able to help with:
They are NOT able to lead snorkellers in the water or hire any other equipment - you will need to provide your own wetsuit. Fins or flippers are not necessary as these can create accidental disturbance and damage to wildlife.
Purchase a waterproof snorkel trail guide
The waterproof snorkel trail guide can be purchased from the marine centre and gives directions for following the trail, safety advice, snorkellers code of conduct and a photo identification guide to the commonest wildlife along the trail. It costs £3 inc postage. You can also buy a copy online.
Hire masks and snorkels
Masks and snorkels can be hired at a cost of £5 per set with a refundable deposit of £20 per set.
Marine Centre opening times
Marine Centre opening times can be found here - these vary depending on time of year. Please ring to check on 01929 481044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Snorkel Trail guide
Watch out for the snorkel trail buoys
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