That's one way to beat the ferry queues to France!

A south coast beach has become the first in the country to offer bathers a fleet of 'sea cars' to take out for a spin on the waves.

The fun crafts that are pedalos dressed up as convertible cars are being hired out at Studland beach. 

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The pedal-powered boats are an ideal way for tourists wanting to see part of Britain's Jurassic Coast without having to worry about soaring fuel prices.

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But positioned 70 miles to France, pedalling them across the Channel to beat the backlog at Dover might be a bit too much.

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Studland Water Sports has eight cars available for hire, four with slides, with each craft having room for up to five passengers.

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Tracy Waters, co-owner of Studland Water Sports, said: "In the right conditions I am sure they would make it (to France).

"I reckon they are very environmentally friendly, they are a good mode of transport.

"These are the first in the UK.

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"We saw them while we were on holiday in Spain and they arrived with us last week.

"Seeing the Jurassic Coast from the water is a game changer.

"It is a lovely walk along the cliffs but seeing it from the water is stunning."