Heritage Coasteer

Heritage & History Coasteering

£69 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
 Hands-on historical exploration with an adventurous twist
 Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and insurance included
 History and heritage tales of our dramatic coastline, delivered in Cornwall's most dramatic environment
 Industry leading coasteer Instructors
Be amazed by Newquay’s intriguing coastline on our Heritage Coasteering experience in Cornwall. A practical way to learn about the region’s past, you’ll get hands-on with nature, culture and ocean skills during this watery expedition.

What's Included

  • Industry leading coasteer instructors
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and insurance
  • Lock box for valuables and clothes storage
  • Heated changing rooms, hot showers and male + female toilets at our brand new centre
  • Full safety briefing
  • Comprehensive instruction on correct techniques for traversing, jumping and water entry / exits
  • 10% discount off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • Heritage and coastal history information along the route
  • A no pressure environment; if you’d like to miss a section or a jump – no worries!
  • Discount card for apres coasteer food/drink at local bars and cafes.
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store


Towan Head in Newquay is a 2km coastal stretch steeped in fascinating history. This coasteering adventure takes you through our history steeped surroundings. Its crags hold tales of dramatic shipwrecks, tea-plundering pirates, superstitious rituals and monster wave surfing. Walk in the footsteps of smugglers whilst exploring the natural caves, craggy cliff edges, historic sluices and deep plunge pools with our expert instructors.

Every exciting element of our adrenaline-fuelled coasteers will be explored along Towan Head’s cove, known as the Gazzle. We will also venture through different sheltered routes, with the enriching tales of myth, legend and truth to underpin your experience.


You’ll get kitted out in a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet in our on-site heated changing rooms before negotiating a route recommended by one of the most highly qualified coasteering leaders in Cornwall. Perfect for all ages and abilities, you will explore these cultural and historical landmarks along the town’s cliffs through whirlpools, ride rapids and coastal sluice currents. There are beautiful coves to climb and you may even spot a seal or two! You can leap into deep water plunge pools, tackle rock traverses, swim through fast-running gullies and attempt cliff jumps of varying intensities.

To find out more, check out our ultimate guide to coasteering.


We are the longest running Newquay Coasteering centre. We launched our first coasteer in 1999, and pioneered a number of the routes along Newquay’s coastime, even naming Adventure Gully.

We have since diversified to offer unique coasteering hybrids such as Super SUP Coasteering, Kayak coasteering, Cornish Castaway, and Heritage coasteering. With over 200,000 guests passing through the centre, more than any other coasteer company in the UK, our experience has been gained organically and reflects in our endless positive reviews.

We have shaped coasteering in the UK through the development of coasteer guide training courses, training many of the coasteer guides in the local and national industry through our 3 months instructor course. We are registered members of the National Coasteering Charter and our coasteer leads are signed off to work by John Paul Eatock, the National Coasteering Charter Regional Rept. John is widely recognised as the foremost coasteer expert in the country. 

Ongoing in house training maintains the highest standards of safety and knowledge sharing to ensure that we maintain our excellent safety record.


We take huge pride in providing the best coateering and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • Each instructor is signed off as Coasteer lead or Coasteer Assist using our in house training programme the Coasteer Guide Training Course.
  • Technical advice and coasteer lead sign offs delivered by John Paul Eatock of the National Coasteering Charter
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Ongoing inhouse training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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