Coasteering is primarily a water based coastal adventure activity where participants overcome a mixture of natural obstacles and challenges using a variety of basic skills such as wild swimming, low level traversing, entering & exiting the water and deep water jumps, to name a few.

In it’s most basic form, Coasteering involves traversing the coastline, entering and exiting the water from differing heights and means.

What Do you actually do in coasteering?

A typical Coasteering session follows a dynamic yet predetermined route in a coastal area which contains a mixture of features that present both challenges, and allow for the flow of movement within a group.

Venturing from point A to int B, the goal of coasteering is to explore along the very edge of the coastline where the ocean meets rock, seeking out places that are otherwise inaccessible through any other methods.

Your session starts with an overview of what Coasteering involves,  the various features you may expect in your location and the safety equipment carried and worn by your guides.

Common features are sluices, gullies, pour overs, or cave exploration, squeezes and low level traverses.


With no previous experience required, anyone can enjoy a coasteering session. You don’t have to be Bear Grills or have an interest in other water sports like surfing in order join in.

Although a basic swimming ability is a prerequisite you won’t swim long distances.

You will learn skills such as defensive swimming, how to exit deep water and how to jump from height to name a few, your guides will cover these and more before you enter the water.

Our coasteering leaders are there to support, guide and coach individuals throughout your activity session.


Coasteering is an opportunity to push your personal boundaries at your own pace, with the reassurance and guidance of experienced guides, Coasteering at its core allows for personal growth in a fun and exciting outdoor environment.

Known as challenge by choice, your Coasteer guides constantly assess individual abilities within a group and gently challenge participants to step out of their personal comfort zones.

Whether that be a low level traverse, belly flopping or cliff jumping.

You won’t be asked to do anything that you don’t want to do.


Coasteering in Cornwall is a fun physical activity in one of the most beautiful environments the UK has to offer. Cornwall’s dramatic cliffs, hidden bays and fascinating maritime history provide a playground like no other.

Allow yourself to be guided through outstanding scenery as you put into practice skills that help you navigate the Coasteering route.

Coasteering in Cornwall is a must for adventure seekers and those wanting to experience, explore and learn about our coastal environment in a unique and exhilarating way.

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