Originally Posted by Robox
any tips / hazards to look out for up that part of the coast ?
Quite a few, but straightforward. Chart or chart plotter shows hazards, look out for Peveril Ledge just out of Swanage heading westwards. We travelled close to shore as far as St Albans Head (heading west) as there's good depth, St Albans can be a serious piece of water in a wind-over-tide situation as the ledge continues out to sea for over four miles, although at slack water on a calm day you wonder what all the fuss is about! Then heading west past Chapman's Pool it all changes, and you need to watch the depth - at one point we were over half a mile offshore with a depth of only 6ft. The wave cut platforms are very wide in places. Lulworth is an easy entrance, although the cliffs all blend together from a distance to confuse the eye.