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Explore Newquay’s rugged coastline

Explore Newquay’s rugged coastline

Coasteering at First Wave Adventures

Coasteering is a great way to navigate and explore Newquay’s rugged coastline.

Armed with a buoyancy aids and helmets, your group will get to experience the thrill of jumping off platforms, exploring caves, scrambling, swimming, rock pooling and seeing natural whirlpools.

In addition to having all that fun, we leave time to explore the coastline and all it’s amazing nature and marine life.  We use a buddy system to team swim through archways and into caves, as you experience being pushed through gullies and generally have an unforgettable adventure.

Each trip is specifically tailored to age and experience levels so your group will be in safe hands. All of our instructors are specifically trained and qualified life guards. If you are a looking for a great confidence boosting or group activity for your week you cannot go past coasteering. All safety equipment is provided but you will need to bring old footwear for climbing on rocks.

All water and beach based activities are carried out by our partner company Newquay Surfing School (AALA R2169) .

Activity details

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Personal Development

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Problem Solving


What you may see

All sorts of wildlife including seals, a unique view of the cliffs and caves found around our coastline.


Although we offer a low-level coasteering experience, we recommend a level of water confidence. Speak to us for more information on the best options for you and your group.

Fun Facts

Coasteering is a relatively new activity and is a combination of coastal exploration, swimming, and jumping. Commonly credited to a Pembrokeshire Outdoor Centre for the introduction of the adventurous activity. It is a unique way to view and explore the intertidal zone.