“the sport or activity of exploring a rocky coastline by climbing, jumping, and swimming.”
Basically, coasteering is everything you were probably told not to do at the beach, as a child!
Coasteering is exploring the coastline from the water, we swim around a headland, explore caves, scramble up on the rocks and include jumping back into the water( which is most guests favourite bit!!)
The North Cornish coast is an outstanding destination for coasteering because of the geology of the area, the rock formations and the water features where the sea rushes in and out.
When we began running our coasteering activities nearly 20 years ago we scoured the North Cornish coast to find the ultimate location for this fun-filled sport. Being so spoilt for choice along here, we settled on the nearby Bossinney Cove. This small cove, surrounded by spectacular granite cliffs and lush green fields is the perfect playground for people of all ocean abilities, it is the best place to go coasteering near Bude. It has cliff jumps of all heights, different routes for every skill level and a plethora of natural wildlife such as dolphins, seals and birds of prey.
What makes coasteering so exciting is the feeling of being in a new environment, many people have walked along the cliffs surrounding the ocean but few have really explored it. One moment you will be scrambling up a granite ledge and then the very next moment you will be hurling yourself into the blue hues of the Atlantic, before swimming through a cave to get to the next obstacle.
Experienced instructors are the key for coasteering, local knowledge is a must as well as an understanding of the sea and local conditions and weather. Our coasteering coaches will pick the best and most exciting route to give everyone a fantastic adventure whilst also taking into account everyone’s ability. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, although the coaches will encourage you as much as they can.
It takes you into remote places with no other means of access.
It’s a fantastic feeling being washed around by the waves and bobbing around in the ocean!
What will I need to go Coasteering?
We will provide you with all the safety kit you will need, you just need to bring old trainers, a towel, and some swimwear; there is a great ice cream van though which is well worth the treat at the end!
You’ll be wearing a wetsuit, helmet and a buoyancy aid while you’re out on your session. This will not only keep you afloat when you’re swimming in the sea and bobbing about, it’ll keep you warm and will also stop any abrasion on some of the rough surfaces. Fear not, you’ll be fully protected, and feeling safe means you can have all the fun you want!
To find out more about coasteering near Bude please contact us!