Coasteering originated when early climbing pioneers traversed rocky sea cliffs - now it's proving to be the latest, wettest and wildest way to get a workout and commune with Mother Nature!
Comfortably warm whilst kitted up in a wetsuit, helmet, and buoyancy aid you'll get the chance to explore the coastal National Park at sea level. The awe inspiring coastline of Pembrokeshire provides the ideal venue for this exhilarating adventure event where you'll find yourself swimming into sea caves, climbing up through natural rock arches, flinging yourself from towering vertical rock faces, and perhaps even swimming with Atlantic grey seals.
It's also a great way to get up close and personal with nature down on the shore line; after a half day spent in the intertidal zone you'll soon be on first name terms with the sea birds and rock pool life!
There are some great coasteering venues dotted along the Pembrokeshire coastline -well known spots include round and about Stackpole Quay in South Pembrokeshire, the busy but ever popular St Non's coasteer near St Davids through to the beautiful and less frequented coast of the Pencaer peninsular where the coastline has a true ‘wilderness' feel. Whether the sea is flat calm and reflecting the sun's rays like a mirror, or raging and boiling as the waves pound the cliff's base, a superb coasteer can be guaranteed, with the emphasis on cliff jumping, wave dodging and rock traversing shifting according to the conditions; no two coasteers are ever the same.
A coasteering session can be geared to almost any age group, and can be sampled as a half day adventure through to a dedicated weekend where you'll get the chance to enjoy a range of inspirational coasteering routes. You don't need to be super fit to take part in coasteering, all you need to bring is a thirst for adventure; this is an essential component required to get the most out of this unique cocktail of adrenaline, rock and sea. You really haven't experienced Pembrokeshire until you've coasteered its world renowned coastline - this really is one big tick on the ‘things I must do before I die' list!
Like all true adventure activities Coasteering can be dangerous, it's best to take part in an organised session with a registered local activity provider who can provide you with all the specialist equipment as well as a qualified adventure guide.
Claire Carlile, manager Preseli Venture
ID: 18 Revised: 13/11/2012