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. Perfect for those interested in maritime and cultural history within Newquay’s borders!
WHY COOSE OUR HERITAGE COASTEERING?
Towan Head is a 2km coastal stretch steeped in fascinating history. 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.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
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.
Newquay Activity Centre takes coasteering seriously. As the longest running activity centre in Newquay and the surrounding area (since ’99); we have the necessary experience to consistently maintain the highest level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our coasteering routes have been fully risk assessed by our expert team of leading coasteer instructors, ensuring you have the safest possible experience whilst enjoyably pushing your boundaries.
We have a purpose-designed, state of the art centre, conveniently located close to both Towan and Fistral beach. We have hot showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also boast a hire centre well-equipped with top quality equipment for all your needs after your coasteering session.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat and our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow's adventure today!
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
Wildlife and coastal heritage 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
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit