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Coasteering in Wales

An exhilarating experience and adventure in Wales which you won't quickly forget!

Best time: June–November


Do you want to boost your adrenaline in Wales? So, this experience for you! Here it is known as rockpooling, rock-hopping, cliff-jumping, or otherwise "coasteering." They say, only daredevils can dive from the cliffs. Since the 1980s, a group of surfers decided to try cliff-jumping from the foreshore. It was so exciting that they turned it into a real activity.

Coasteering is safe because all the operators are accredited and know everything about their coasts and tides. It's important to stay safe when exploring underwater caves and wildlife, swimming in canyons, and cliff jumping. Moreover, you are given a wetsuit, a safety helmet, and sports equipment. Even kids can jump under the supervision of a trained guide.

Some coasteering companies offer the experience from June to November as from December to May the water temperatures are too low. However, summer time might be busier with visitors, so if you find the right company and wear the right kit and go out in the right conditions, coasteering in the winter months can be amazing.

Practical info

What is the proper attire for coasteering in Wales?

Wear a wetsuit, trainers with good grip, and a helmet. Avoid valuable items and jewelry. You'll need a helmet while cliff jumping. The tour operator will provide the necessary equipment, which includes buoyancy aids. Show more

Is coasteering in Wales considered a safe activity?

Coasteering is a safe activity in Wales if you select an experienced and accredited operator, abide by the instructor’s guidance, and wear appropriate equipment. Wetsuits, safety helmets, and sports equipment such as buoyancy aids are provided by operators. The guide will instruct participants on how to jump safely and the best locations to do so. Show more

What is the best season for coasteering in Wales?

June to November are the ideal months for coasteering in Wales. During this period, the weather is more breathable, and the water temperature is higher. Coasteering activities may be limited during winter, particularly from December to May, when the water's temperature makes it uncomfortable, although it is still possible with proper equipment and guidance. Show more

Where are the appropriate coasteering spots in Wales?

Wales has many tour operators offering coasteering activities in different parts of the country. Popular locations include Pembrokeshire which has a vast range of sea cliffs, North Wales with old mine workings and submerged caves, and Anglesey, which boasts outstanding natural beauty and diverse wildlife. Show more

Can children participate in coasteering activities in Wales?

Children can participate in coasteering activities, provided that they are accompanied by a trained guide, follow all instructions, and wear correctly fitting safety equipment provided by the tour operator. Age limits, which vary from company to company, usually start from 8 to 10 years old. Show more

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