South Devon


One of the most exhilarating natural experiences on offer, but don't just take our word for it. Truly unique coasteering in South Devon.

South Devon


One of the most exhilarating natural experiences on offer, but don't just take our word for it. Truly unique coasteering in South Devon.

Devon Mar - Nov Up to 3 hours Min. age 6 yrs

For a truly unique South Devon coasteering adventure join us in either Salcombe or Gara Rock and spend the day traversing rock faces, jumping into waves, exploring caves and gullies and riding the swell. Amazing experiences for everyone from age six and up, our South Devon coasteering is not to be missed.

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Two stunning South Devon coasteering experiences

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Gara Rock

High adrenaline

Accessible by car or a 20 minute walk from East Portlemouth, Gara Rock is one South Devon’s most dramatic coastal landmarks. With a gorgeous sandy beach, epic coastal views and a brilliant choice of channels, rock jumps and swell to play in, this high-octane coasteering experience is perfect for the more adventurous.

A great choice for groups, couples and families with older children, Gara Rock Coasteering offers a real challenge with plenty of adrenaline.

  • Minimum age - 12
  • 3 hours from start to finish (2 hours on the water)
  • Jumps of up to 10 meters
  • All equipment provided (bring your own shoes)
  • Meet at Gara Rock Hotel

From £45pp

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Wild exploring

Set on the beautiful stretch of coastline that surrounds the popular holiday town of Salcombe, this adventure experience is perfect for beginners, children as young as six and those wanting a more gentle introduction to coasteering.

Still offering plenty of thrills and opportunities to push yourself, our Salcombe coasteering is a great choice for families with younger children, couples and those looking for a Salcombe activity with a difference. With a focus on exploration over all-out adrenaline, it’s a brilliant way to discover this stunning stretch of the South Devon coast.

  • Minimum age - 6
  • 2.5 hours from start to finish (1.5 hours on the water)
  • Jumps of up to 5 meters
  • All equipment provided (bring your own shoes)
  • Meet at North Sands car park

From £36pp

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Coasteering prices

South Devon coasteering prices


from £36

per person

  • Great for younger children
  • Meet at North Sands
  • Min. age 6 yrs

Gara Rock

from £45

per person

  • High-adrenaline
  • Meet at Gara Rock Hotel
  • Min. age 12 yrs
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South Devon

One of the UK’s best coasteering locations, South Devon has everything you need for an unforgettable day exploring the coastline.

From glorious sandy coves to rocky cliffs, our South Devon coasteering days are packed with adrenaline-fuelled fun. Available from two stunning locations, we have coasteering suitable for all abilities and ages over six. So whether you’re looking for a unique family day out or the perfect activity for a South Devon stag or hen do, you’ll have an unforgettable time with Adventure South.

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The basics

What is coasteering?

South Devon coasteering is our most popular activity for people looking for a real challenge with plenty of adrenaline. Put simply, coasteering is about exploring the coastline by traversing rocks, jumping from cliffs and ledges, wild swimming through swell and channels, plus much more.

The lowdown

  • Up to 3 hours from start to finish
  • All equipment provided (bring your own shoes)
  • Friendly, experienced instructors
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • No experience needed
coasteering making a splash


Your coasteering questions answered

Because you’ll be covered from head to toe in neoprene and have a high-quality buoyancy aid, you’ll float really well. If you are a complete novice to swimming (literally cannot swim, especially in open water) we’d recommend joining us on our Salcombe Coasteering Experience first where the water is more sheltered, there is less swimming involved, and plenty of places to get out.

We highly recommend that you bring a pair of trainers/walking shoes and that they have laces and a decent sole, and they are not completely ruined already. Because of the nature of the environment, we’ll be traversing over uneven rocky ground which is sometimes slippery, a good pair of trainers or walking shoes will provide the best stability for these conditions. Neoprene rock shoes without laces or pull cords are not recommended.

In a nutshell, no! The big attraction of coasteering is definitely the jumping aspect, however there is so much more to explore with coasteering than just the jumping. We don’t pressure anyone into doing anything they don’t want to, it’s all challenge by choice, as we like to say, and jumping is always optional.

Yes, absolutely you can. However, it must be a long sleeve wetsuit and ideally 5mm, especially if it’s for a child.

Both our coasteering experiences start with a short hike to our starting location. Our Salcombe coasteering offers plenty of opportunities to get out of the water and walk if swimming becomes too tiring. Gara Rock presents a more challenging experience with more time in the water, but it’s still accessible to most fitness levels and swimming abilities. If you have had any recent operations or health problems, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor before coasteering.

Yes, by all means. However, Adventure South are not responsible for it at any point. We recommend a chest harness, and not jumping with it in your hand or attached to you.


They came, they saw, they conquered!

Coasteering jump

"Scott and Conor made our afternoon an utter delight. They were really friendly, fun and easy-going, and offered very clear instruction throughout the activity. Fantastic day out, would highly recommend booking with these guys as its great value for money!!"


Cliff jump

"Thanks Scott and Connor who were our guides yesterday, for a great time coasteering. My nerves have just about recovered! Kids all loved it (10-14 years, all strong swimmers). The guides were very encouraging and looked after us all. Completely terrifying but loved it!"



"Slightly scarier & colder than I imagined, but amazing experience and we were definitely in safe hands.. It was great to see the coastline from a different perspective and learn a little history too. Thanks again"


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