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Salcombe Coasteering

Perfect for beginners, friends and families, a day exploring this beautiful coastline ranks among the best things to do in Salcombe.

Get ready for...

Salcombe Coasteering

Perfect for beginners, friends and families, a day exploring this beautiful coastline ranks among the best things to do in Salcombe.

Salcombe Mar - Nov 2.5 hours From £36pp Min. age 6 yrs
Our Salcombe coasteering experience is the perfect introduction to the world of coasteering. With a focus on exploring over adrenaline, Salcombe and its surrounding coves are the ultimate place for families and groups to enjoy this awesome coastal adventure.
coasteering in salcombe



Salcombe is a great place for coasteering. There are hidden caves, channels to scramble through, beaches to explore and of course plenty of jumping. This activity is ideal for anyone new to coasteering and families with younger members, but also offers a great all-round coasteering experience.

A short walk from North Sands, Salcombe Coasteering offers a more relaxed form of coasteering where you’ll still have the chance to push your comfort zone. There are jumps up to 5 meters with many natural features that we can pick and choose from, like gullies and channels, caves and rocky ledges.

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The basics

What is coasteering?

Coasteering is coastal-based, adrenaline fuelled challenge. 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

  • Minimum age - 6
  • 2.5 hours from start to finish (1.5 hours on the water)
  • All equipment provided (bring your own shoes)
  • Jumps of up to 5 meters
  • Friendly, experienced instructors
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • No experience needed
  • Available 7 days a week
family coasteering


Individual and group coasteering prices



per person

  • Join a like-minded group
  • Approx. 20 people

Large Group


per person

  • Private group
  • Minimum of 10 people

Private Group


per person

  • Private group
  • Minimum 4 people
salcombe coast line


The location

The meeting point for our Salcombe coasteering is the North Sands car park next to The Winking Prawn. A member of the Adventure South team will be waiting on the sea-wall opposite the entrance to the car park as you arrive.

The car park is pay and display and can get very busy during the summer, so if you are staying in Salcombe we recommend walking to North Sands, or use the Park ’n Ride service opposite Salcombe petrol station if driving in from out of town. If you have to drive please leave plenty of time before your activity is due to start.


What to bring

  • A towel or changing robe
  • Something to wear under a wetsuit (shorts or swimsuit)
  • A bottle of water
  • Old trainers
  • Warm dry clothes to change into
  • A sense of adventure

What we provide

  • Thick 5mm wetsuit
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Wetsuit socks
  • Shorts
  • Gloves (for little ones)
  • Encouragement, reassurance and support
child jumping into the sea coasteering


Your Salcombe 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. The Salcombe coastline is sheltered and there is less swimming involved than our Gara Rock experience 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 good 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.

We will always endeavour to give you as much warning as possible, days in advance if we think the weather is going to turn against us on the day. Should we have to cancel on the day due to bad weather, we can offer to either reschedule you for another day, offer a gift voucher, or provide a full refund.

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 its for a child.

From North Sands, there is a 5-minute hike up and over the hill to South Sands before we start coasteering. Once coasteering, there are lots of places to get out of the water and walk if swimming becomes too tiring. If you have had any recent operations or have struggled with health problems recently, we’d recommend consulting a doctor before coasteering.

Yes, be 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.

gara rock

Also available...

Gara Rock Coasteering

If you love the sound of coasteering, but want to turn the adrenaline up a few levels, check out our Gara Rock Coasteering Experience. With bigger jumps, more swell and dramatic coastline, it’s the perfect for adult groups and older children.

  • Great for couples and groups
  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Meet at Gara Rock
  • Adrenaline fuelled
  • Jumps up to 10 metres
  • From £40 per person
Gara Rock Coasteering


They came, they saw, they conquered!


"Refreshing, invigorating and fun. Our guides were brilliant, kids loved jumping off the rocks and a few fears were conquered. Really recommend this activity."



"This was the best thing we did all week with our two children (aged 10 and 12). Corey and Connor were both fantastic hosts, putting everyone at ease. They made it fun and exciting. Our children wanted us to rebook it as soon as it was over. We will definitely be back!"



"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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