Coasteering holidays, courses & coastal traversing breaks



uk flagCoasteering NI
based: Northern Ireland, UK
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Weekend coasteering trips in Co Donegal, on some of the most dramatic coastline in Europe. Promising awesome coastal scenery, brilliant guided coasteering activities, great accommodation, good company and perhaps a sneaky Guinness or two.

| coasteering | Ireland | Northern Ireland |


uk flagSkern Lodge

based: Devon, UK
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Residential activity centre on the North Devon coast, offering a wide range of land and water based activities. Lead by experienced guides the part land/part water based activity of coastal traversing and exploration (aka coasteering) is just one of the activities on offer.

| coasteering | England |


uk flagHotrockcoasteer
Cornwall, UK

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Adventure coasteering in Cornwall; Hotrockcoasteer offers coasteering in a unique style making it available to all ages and abilities.

| coasteering | England |


uk flag Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK

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Sea level traversing, gorge walking and mine exploration are just some of the activities offered at this centre in North Wales.

| coasteering | canyoning/gorge walking | mine exploration | Wales |


uk flagMountain & Water

based: West Glamorgan, Wales, UK

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Holidays coasteering and sea-level traversing, following the coastline as close to sea-level as possible.

| coasteering | Wales |


uk flagPreseli Venture

based: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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'Wicked Liquid' guided coasteering weekends and courses in Pembrokeshire; sea level traversing, cliff jumping, rock climbing, scrambling and swimming (perhaps with seals!).

| coasteering | Wales |


uk flag Snowdonia Adventures

based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK

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Walking holidays and scrambling courses in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales.

| climbing/scrambling | canyoning/gorge walking | walking/trekking/hiking | coasteering | Wales |



This specialist Travel-Quest section lists holidays, vacations, short breaks and multi-day courses focused on coasteering, also known as coastal traversing.




What is coasteering?

Coasteering is an exhilarating, combined rock and water, activity which generally takes place along the inter tidal zone of a rocky coastline. It involves moving along the coastline via the rocks, cliffs and ocean, without using any craft (boat, surf board, canoe etc); this is achieved in a variety of way including swimming, climbing, scrambling, water jumps and diving. Those taking part will wear protective footwear, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets.


Coasteering is a great adventure activity for groups, it can be tailored for family groups with older children and teens, and is also particularly popular for hen and stag weekends.


A very similar activity is canyoning or gorge walking which takes place down river gorges. Also take a look at our bouldering section which also covers deep water soloing (DWS) or psicobloc climbing.