If you’re heading to Padstow in North Cornwall for a holiday or short break, you’re in for a treat.

Everything is on offer for a magical trip of a lifetime, from its charming fishing port, family attractions in breath-taking scenery to foodie destinations – there’s something to keep people of all ages and interests happy.

For the outdoors types who beat to the drum of the path less travelled, the scenery changes when you explore the beaches near to Padstow taking in the stretch of coastline where the sea meets the land to uncover its natural, hidden treasures.

Going on a coasteering adventure is how the adrenaline junkies explore Britain’s coasts and Padstow is one of the best coasteering locations in the UK. Under the watchful eyes of one our qualified and experienced guides you’ll navigate the stretch of coastline at Padstow’s Harlyn Bay to get a unique and fun-fuelled vantage point of the stunning Cornish coastline.

What is coasteering?

If exploring caves, gullies, scrambling around rocks and jumping into crystal clear waters sounds like your cup of adventure, then coasteering could be the perfect way to pack in the action on your North Cornwall trip. Who knows, you may discover a lifelong passion!

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Guaranteed to get your heart racing, it’s best to think of coasteering as a combination of swimming, traversing and exploring or, as some like to say, everything you wanted to do at the seaside when you were a child but weren’t allowed!

Whilst it is possible to go coasteering without supervision, having a qualified guide and access to professional equipment is the best way to try it for the first time and ensure your safety.

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Coasteering in Padstow

Most of the action happens along the wildly beautiful coastline of Harlyn Bay, one of the UK’s most idyllic locations for coasteering. Hidden beaches, cliffs and sea caves are waiting to be found and there’s stunning wildlife and geology to be savoured.

Against the picturesque backdrop of the bay, adventurers can enjoy great jumps of up to 10 metres into crystal clear deep water, experience exhilarating whitewater features, and the rise and fall of the swell.

Rock jumping, arches, sea caves and amazing sea pools make for some very interesting exploring that just could not be accessed any other way. There’s no better way to explore the coastline than with a coasteering experience in North Cornwall!

Coasteering Cornwall With Harlyn Surf School

Guided Coasteering Adventure in North Cornwall

Prices for our guided coasteering adventures start at £45pp for 2 hours of ultimate fun with all the equipment, wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids provided by us. All you need to bring is a pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet and a sense of adventure!

It’s a great activity suited to all ages and abilities, and no previous experience is required. All jumps are optional and there is no requirement to do the jump in order to move on to the next part of the trail. We can also tailor our session to match the group’s ability, whether you are a beginner, an adrenaline junkie or outdoor enthusiast.

Coasteering in Padstow with Harlyn Surf School

We take groups from aged 10 and over, and everyone who takes our guided coasteering adventure must be reasonably confident in the sea. (We can occasionally take under 10s if they can swim 25m confidently and unaided and conditions allow) -family coasteering is a great way to have loads of fun and adventure together.

What our customers say

“Amazing Coasteering session!! Thank you so much to Jacob, Jago and Dan, who were brilliant. So helpful and really made it an absolutely awesome session!! We would definitely do it all again!!! Thank you!!!”

These two below are from TripAdvisor 2019

We had a great time! Four very enthusiastic instructors who clearly love their job! Made my ten year old daughter feel at ease and confident to try every jump off the rocks! Would definitely recommend this activity. A very different experience on the north coast compared to the south coast. Loved it!!

Coasteering adventures in Cornwall“Our 2 hour Coasteering adventure was absolutely fabulous – seeing the coast and jumping into the sea at usually inaccessible points. Our leaders were very professional but managed to keep even the more challenging sections light-hearted, while keeping safety at the fore. There was a wide range of ages in our group, but everyone felt encouraged to go for it. Booking was easy, and there were several session times to chose from.”

Learn more about our popular guided coasteering adventures and book your place.