We are strategically located on Newquay’s Towan headland, home to world class routes and the most beautiful coasteering in Cornwall. Ranging from family friendly low-tide adventures to extreme cliff leaps and Hawaiian-style Super SUP adventures we have coasteering routes of varied intensities suited to different ages and abilities.
Located just a 2-minute walk from where all the epic coasteers begin means you can change in the comfort of our heated changing rooms, stow away valuables in our lockers, and enjoy a hot shower and a well deserved cuppa on your return. We’ll provide you with a warm and comfortable wetsuit, and a top of the range buoyancy aid and helmet.
Our animated, fun loving yet experienced and well-qualified instructors will take you through the basic techniques and safety procedures before you embark on an awesome coasteer. It’s no coincidence this sport is one of the fastest growing ocean based actvities around …it really is a buzz like no other. Our instructors will be there for your safety, encouragement, as a fountain of marine and historical knowledge and be there to capture all the action on film. They enjoy the coasteers as much as anyone, and you’ll definitely feel this energy as they go the extra mile to give you a truly unforgettable experience.
Such passion doesn’t go unrewarded and we’re proud to be ranked as the #1 activity centre in Newquay on tripadvisor for our Cornwall coasteering. We are also two time winners of the Cornish Tourism awards, two time silver winners of the South West Tourism Awards. With us, you really aren’t in better hands!
We have the North Coast Challenge and Jet Coasteer for the thrill seekers, the Heritage Coasteer for the cultured adrenaline junkies, and the Eco Coasteer for the extreme environmentalist, to name but a few of the rad coasteers we have to offer. We cater for large or small groups, private sessions, stag and hen parties, family adventures, school trips and corporate events. We’re also proud sponsors of the British Army and so regularly run military coasteers for their adventure training days. You name it, we’ve the perfect coasteer for it.
So come along, don a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet and get coasteering in Newquay!
Explore Newquay’s wild coast and its spectacular craggy cliffs like you’ve never done before. Take the plunge on one of our awesome coasteering adventures and experience a buzz like no other, as you climb your way through old smugglers’ caves, see an abundance of marine life in their natural habitat, negotiate natural rapids and whirlpools before attempting adrenalin-fuelled sea cliff jumps. Coasteering in Newquay really is as wild as it sounds!
Choose from one of our 14 action packed coasteers, depending on the level of intensity you desire, your experience level, your area of interest (adventure, history, ecology), the sea conditions, and the size of your group. There really is something for everyone here! – We’ve even just launched the first ever night coasteer in Cornwall.
The Newquay Activity Centre is the pioneer of coasteering in Cornwall. Ever since the late 90’s we have discovered, unlocked and delivered more than 10 amazing coasteer routes along Newquay’s stunning coastline.
We are truly passionate about coasteering, and so it comes as no coincidence that we proudly hold a number 1 ranking on trip advisor for coasteering in Cornwall. We are also two time golden winners of the Cornish Tourism awards, and two time silver winners of the South West Tourism Awards. With us, you really are in the right hands!
We are a recognised provider for Outdoor Learning Programs for schools in Newquay. We regularly work with local and national schools to introduce children to our exciting Cornish Coastline and help improve their knowledge of its heritage, natural wildlife and potential dangers. Applying education through coasteering underpins classroom education and reinforces a child’s existing knowledge, as well as giving back to the local community!
We are also an accredited provider of military adventure training packages. Our coasteers go above and beyond the forces’ high standards of developing leadership, teamwork and other personal qualities necessary to withstanding the rigours of operational service.
What’s more, preserving the quality of our coastal environment and ensuring its protection is a number one priority of the Newquay Activity Centre. We live to enjoy everything the coast has to offer and having clean, litter free waters is vitally important for the health and safety of native wildlife, as well as our own. To support this and our work with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, our instructors now perform daily coasteer clean-ups to help keep our coastal landscape clean.
Our instructors are experienced, well-qualified, friendly and infectiously enthusiastic about coasteering. They pride themselves on offering you an unforgettable coasteering experience that will leave you itching for more. They actively seek new routes along our coastline and brush up on their ecology, geology and historical knowledge of each new route, so as to provide unrivalled coasteers.
Our centre is strategically located at Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle peninsula, and where the majority of our coasteering adventures begin. The peninsula offers some of the most beautiful yet ecologically diverse and historically fascinating coasteering routes in Europe. You’ll explore the Tea Caverns cave and smugglers coves, come face to face with our resident seal colony and leap from stunning rock formations into picture postcard, turquoise blue plunge pools.
Unlike other watersports, coasteering is less dependent on weather conditions, and so we go come wind, rain or shine. For this reason, and the wide variety of coasteers that we offer, we only postpone 2 – 3 sessions a year due to bad weather.
Our adventure centre is equipped with heated changing rooms, plentiful locker space for your belongings, a hot shower and we offer our centre as a base for your gear if you are down in Newquay for the day. We are also just a short stroll from Newquay’s famous surfing beaches (Fistral, Towan, Tolcarne & Great Western) and the centre town with its abundance of great restaurants, bars and surf shops.
The right equipment
A good coasteer is only as good as the route, your instructor and your gear. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations in all these areas.
- Wetsuit and Rash vest
You’ll be suited up in a top of the range, warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. Being toasty warm and having the freedom to move in the water, ensures you’ll enjoy the coasteer to the max.
We are as serious about safety as we are passionate about coasteering. Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in coasteering equipment. Their helmets are comfortable, adjustable and offer unrivalled protection.
- Buoyancy Aid
Above your wetsuit but below your wetsuit, you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. These lightweight flotation aids are ergonomically designed to offer maximum buoyancy and comfort while not impeding your coasteering experience.
We have a large range of resilient sports trainers available to rent. So instead of you worrying about ruining your own shoes, you can concentrate on enjoying the wild ocean adventure.
What’s included in a Coasteer?
- Allocation of equipment, Rip Curl wetsuit, rashie, buoyancy aid, trainers and helmet
- One two-hour coasteer experience
- 10% discount for a surf, SUP or bodyboarding experience with us
- 10% discount at The Boardroom and Rip Curl Concept Store
To reserve one of our 14 adrenalin fuelled coasteers, call us today on 01637 877722. We have the North Cornwall Challenge and Jet Coasteer for the thrill seekers, the Heritage Coasteeer for the cultured adrenaline junkies, and the Eco Coasteer for the extreme environmentalist, to name but a few of the rad coasteers we have to offer. We cater for large or small groups, private sessions, stag and hen parties, family adventures, school trips and corporate events. We’re also proud sponsors of the British Army and so regularly run military coasteers for their adventure training days. You name it, we’ve the perfect coasteer for it. So whether you’re coming for an individual or group session, check out all our coasteering options to find the right one for you. But be warned, coasteering is highly addictive!
So come along, don a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet and get coasteering in Cornwall! You won’t regret it.
Want to know even more about coasteering? Have a read of our comprehensive, What is coasteering? FAQ.