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To see centres who offer coasteering, click this link and then click on the ‘coasteering’ icon…
This is an exciting group activity for anyone (generally from aged 8+) run by qualified coasteering guides that has developed in Pembrokeshire since the 1960s. Coasteering usually involves a mixture of rock climbing, swimming, scrambling and jumping, all taking place a few metres above or below sea level.
This is all great fun, particularly on a sunny day with blue skies and a few small waves but should not be underestimated. A sudden change in the weather, tides or swell conditions can turn any trip into a serious undertaking where any injuries can cause great difficulty of escape from the cliff base. It is for this reason that you should always go with a qualified guide. Proper equipment and, more importantly, detailed knowledge of the environment, first aid and sea conditions are essential for a successful trip.
The Pembrokeshire coast provides a superb setting for this activity with a huge variety of locations from vertical cliffs dropping straight into the sea to sheltered coves and caves. The rocks, wildlife and unspoilt environment are some of the main attractions of the activity, all of which need to be respected in order to allow sustainable use of the very special locations currently used.
Many of the outdoor activity centres offer guided coasteering sessions at a variety of levels and will provide you with all the essential safety equipment including wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids together with the knowledge to appreciate the special habitats that you will be seeing from a unique perspective.
Click here to view the agreed Best Practice guidelines for coasteering in Pembrokeshire.