We've been running Coasteering now for many years and its become one of our most popular activities we offer, but what really is it and what do you actually do out on our tried and tested Coasteering course, lets tackle it…….
What is coasteering?
We popped it into google and the World Wide Web oracle came back with “Coasteering is movement along the intertidal zone of a rocky coastline on foot or by swimming, without the aid of boats, surf boards or other craft."
Well we kind of agree but we’d probably add a few extra words like exciting, energetic, exhilarating, fun and most definitely an experience to remember. Coasteering isn’t just about the adrenaline rush of the cliff jumps but an unforgettable adventure traversing, scrambling, rock climbing, and swimming whilst getting up and close to all the local wildlife and incredible welsh coastline.
So who do we take on our Coasteering tours?
We’ve taken all groups over the years from families (children 8years +) sports teams, stag-dos, corporate team building groups, hen-dos, grandparents, lads & Dads, work colleagues, kids birthday parties and we’ve even had the odd grumpy teenager who’s snapped out of it on that first jump and completed the course exhaustedly smiling, so yes we welcome you all if you can swim and are fairly fit.
While our course route depends so much on the conditions for the safety of our customers and changes regularly and often daily, the location is no secret. Its a 15min drive from our Abersoch Watersports HQ in Abersoch village, where you will need to pick up your wetsuit before your session, then a short drive to Nefyn Golf Club Carpark, LL53 6DA, which is £5 to park where you will meet our instructors.
So what’s included?
All safety equipment, lifejacket and helmet, along with a wetsuit. You will need to bring some decent fitting trainers you don’t mind getting wet or water shoes that have good grip, that properly stay on your feet. To the ones who’ve turned up in flip-flops, they’re definitely not going to cut it and you will get a ‘must try harder badge’ and to the lady who stomped on the course in platform trainers, you looked damn cool but we had genuine fear you’d roll an ankle out there!
Photos are also included, because without a doubt you want to show Dave in accounts how rad coasteering in North Wales is or prove to your fiancee your stag do wasn’t just spent in the pub! Photos will be sent on request via a photo link, after your session, we always hugely appreciate a tag if used on social media.
Im feeling anxious about some of the jumps?
We never ever would force you to do any jumps or anything on the course that doesn’t make you feel comfortable, every jump has a different height to go from or an emergency route out, our main goal is to keep you safe and make sure you have fun, our experienced instructors are with you every step of the way. We once had a guy out with us, he was beyond scared of heights and when it came to his turn he stood there with the Elvis knee wobbles, frozen! But after being cheered on by his family and encouraged by our patient instructors, he did it and carried on to completely smash the rest of the course like a true hero! I remember him walking out grinning from ear to ear, so proud of what he’d accomplished that day. Sometimes it’s good to be pushed out of your comfort zone. On this note make sure you listen to our safety brief, Instructor Nic has it dialled and its his tried and tested course, so he definitely demands your full attention for your own safety and others. Any concerns don’t be afraid to speak up and ask any questions.
No two coasteering sessions are ever the same, that’s why people come back and do it again and again and our reviews speak for themselves, and with some exciting new tours/locations up our wetsuits watch this space, but in the mean time come and make a splash with us this summer, let us wear the kids out, watch Grandad smile, Mum climb the ropes, watch that bride-to-be be have best party instyle and then enjoy that well earned post-jump drink at the Ty Coch, voted one of the best beach bars in the world.
The Nitty Gritty:
Coasteering is £45 per person and can be booked online, head over to the ‘Activities” section of our website or give us a call on 01758712483
Please get in touch for multi activity sessions, corporate team building days or large groups we can organise bespoke activity days just for you.