Coasteering in Cornwall


We offer coasteering near St. Ives, Penzance and Praa Sands, in west Cornwall. We have other locations in Cornwall, and as of summer 2015 are the only company providing coasteering on the Isles of Scilly. We also provide rock climbing in west Cornwall, at stunning granite crags near St. Ives, Penzance, Land's End and Porthleven. We can also provide rock climbing at locations throughout Cornwall. Please contact us for more information.


Coasteering is Britain's fastest growing adventure activity. The concept is simple: pick two points along a section of cliff and then get yourself from A to B be any means possible, whilst having the most fun imaginable! Coasteering combines swimming, climbing, scrambling, rock-hopping, and of course cliff-jumping.

Coasteering is available to anyone who is a confident swimmer and has a reasonable level of fitness. There's no one way to do a route, and no coasteerer would ever repeat a route in the same way. This makes coasteering an extremely dynamic and enjoyable sport. It also means that you can make any route work for you.

You don't have to jump off anything you don't want to, or climb anything you'd rather not. You can swim or scramble around any obstacles as you please. This freedom is also one of the factors that makes coasteering such a popular activity.

Kernow Coasteering

Kernow is the word for Cornwall in the Cornish language. Here at Kernow Coasteering we aim to give you the chance to experience this exhilarating activity in this fantastic part of the World, around the magnificent Lands End peninsula. Based in Penzance, West Cornwall, we are on top of some of the country's finest coastline and have access to many great coasteering areas that suit a range of people, and more importantly a range of different weather conditions! We can choose from a range of venues for coasteering between St. Ives, all the way around Lands End to Penzance and beyond.

Coasteering is also the perfect 'all weather' activity, as we are able to go out somewhere in all but the very worst conditions- being on a peninsula there's usually somewhere sheltered from the fierce Atlantic swells! We run sessions throughout the year and can accommodate groups of various sizes, ages and ability levels. If you're an individual or a couple, don't worry! We can fit you in too! Visit our contact page and tell us your needs and we'll figure out the best package for you.


Here at Kernow Coasteering we aim to give you the chance to experience this exhilarating activity in this fantastic part of the World, and making you sure you do it as safely as possible. All our coasteering guides have extensive knowledge of the cliffs and seas around our area, and our guides hold a variety of recognised lifesaving, first aid and other relevant qualifications.

Without proper care, attention and knowledge of the route, coasteering, like any activity, has the potential for injury or even worse. At Kernow Coasteering we want you to be re-assured by knowing that your safety is our number one concern. All coasteerers are provided with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, and helmet, and all of our guides are fully trained.

Kernow CoasteeringĀ is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings:


Licence details can be confirmed by calling The Licensing Service. Tel: 029 2075 5715