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You can join the NCC as a individual guide and as an organisation that provides commercial coasteering....

Coasteering Guide Award

The NCC has recently created a new Coasteering Award for prospective and existing guides...

What is Coasteering?

Coasteering as an informal activity has been around for a good number of years as people took to the water if only to reach hidden coves or a late return from a secluded beach The word itself was first published in the guidebook for climbing in Devon, and originates from the theme of mountaineering and orienteering …. hence coasteering.


With the growth in popularity and many companies expressing a view that Coasteering is the most popular activity they run it is now represented by an advisory organisation, the National Coasteering Charter.

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Coasteering is an exciting activity for anyone who has an appetite for adventure. The activity usually includes swimming, jumping, scrambling and climbing along and in the coast area of the UK and further afield dependant on the location. You end up doing all of the things that you were told not to do as a child whilst at the beach!

Whether you are a group of friends looking for something different or a group of young people stretching yourselves this activity can easily tick all the boxes. Dressed up in wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aid and with a professional guide groups can experience the coastline from a totally different perspective.

Quotes & Testimonials

"'What was the favourite part of my coasteering experience? Where do I begin!? Firstly, the staff. Nathaniel and Phil were outstanding. Friendly, knowledgeable, highly experienced and did their utmost to make mine and my friends’ experience the best - and safest - it could be. Secondly, the scenery! Even the walk down to Dancing Ledge was a joy. And that was before you got to the activity… Thirdly, the coasteering itself! The route was ideal. Starting with smaller jumps and less challenging goals, the route gradually built towards more and more thrilling elements. I won’t give anything away here except to say: natural jacuzzis and sliding and scrambling through narrow canals, akin to reliving your own birth."