Coasteering South Wales
Explore South Wales Coasteering. Discover The Best Locations & Providers In Cardiff, Swansea, Gower, Porthcawl & More.
Explore the South Wales coastline coasteering
South Wales: home to Glamorgan, Gower, and the two biggest Welsh cities, Cardiff and Swansea. There’s plenty to see and do in South Wales, whether you’re taking a city break in Cardiff or exploring the Welsh countryside and trekking around the Brecon Beacons. It’s no wonder that this region of Wales is one of the most popular with tourists and visitors from abroad.
Between Cardiff and Swansea, there are tons of opportunities for outdoor adventures and activities. Climbing, gorge walking, abseiling, quad biking and – of course – coasteering are all popular activities in this region. Coasteering, a unique combination of climbing, swimming, and cliff jumping, is not just a great work out but also a fantastic way to explore the coast around South Wales and take in the coastal sights from a whole new angle.
Coasteering in Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, home to many of the country’s best restaurants, bars, clubs, and businesses. As well as its bustling nightlife, Cardiff is a city popular with people who like to stay active: its close proximity to the Brecon Beacons national park and the Gower Peninsula no doubt makes Cardiff a top choice for urbanites who enjoy weekend escapes to the wilderness. It’s also not far from the coast, which means coasteering is always an option.
Quest Adventures offer coasteering packages in both Cardiff and Swansea, both of which are perfect for group activities and days out with work colleagues and friends. The Cardiff route is particularly popular with stag dos, but each route can be tailored to the individual needs of the group. Quest Adventures offer a coasteering package suitable for all ability levels, although some parts of the route may only be accessible to strong swimmers.
Coasteering in Swansea
Swansea is a coastal city in South Wales and the second biggest city in the whole country. It’s only a stone’s throw from Cardiff, the capital of Wales, but that doesn’t stop Swansea from having its own unique culture and heritage. Set on the coast, Swansea is a popular choice of location for many watersports activities in South Wales, including kayaking and windsurfing. Coasteering your way around the coast of Swansea and down towards Gower is a fantastic way to get to know this unique piece of UK coastline.
Adventures Wales offer a coasteering package not far from Swansea which presents a unique challenge to participants each trip, depending upon the swell of the tide. This coasteering package is designed for good swimmers, who can swim at least 50m in a pool, but is open to coasteerers of all abilities above the age of 10.
Coasteering in Gower
The Gower Peninsula is a headland which projects into the Bristol Channel, located not far from Swansea. It’s a part of Glamorgan, and home to many popular beaches and coves known for coasteering including Rhossili Bay. Gower is Britain’s oldest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and just one trek around the coast and cliffs of the peninsula will be enough to prove to anybody that it lives up to its title.
Gower Activity Centre
Gower Activity Centre takes budding coasteerers along the south coast of Gower to explore hidden caves, climb the cliffs, and enjoy some daring jumps. The route can be adapted for people of all ability levels, with many of the more difficult sections skippable if you’re not feeling confident. You can also book four lessons with this provider, so that by the fourth you’re not only confident but ready to help lead the group yourself by your final lesson.
Rip N Rock
Rip N Rock starts out at Rhossili in Gower, and takes adventurers on a magnificent route through cliffs, around caves, and across the water. Rip N Rock’s route even offers the chance to catch a sight of some of the varied marine life in the area, including sea otters and porpoises. This is a fantastic package which promises three solid hours of coasteering in some of the most exciting terrain the UK has to offer.
Coasteering in Porthcawl
Porthcawl is a town and community set on the south coast of Wales, about 25 miles from Cardiff. It’s a typical seaside resort and one of the most popular coastal towns in South Wales, home to many beautiful sandy beaches, a Grand Pavilion, a miniature railway, and a golf course. It’s also a great jumping off point for coasteering and exploring the natural beauty of this stretch of coastline.
The Activity People
The Activity People offer coasteering packages around the country, including a great route starting from Porthcawl in South Wales. Participants will be guided around the coast around Porthcawl by experienced instructors along one of two routes: one heading towards Gower, and another towards St. David’s. The Activity People’s coasteering route is a great option for beginners looking for a fresh challenge; it’s open to adventurers aged 10 and up.
There are many places to try coasteering around South Wales, with the Gower Peninsula offering particularly exciting opportunities to try this action-packed activity with friends, family, or colleagues.
Coasteering providers in South Wales
With so much great terrain to explore, there’s a number of experienced and highly rated coasteering providers operating in the area. You can search the location of all of these coasteering centres using the interactive map of West Cornwall below.