Coasteering in west Cornwall

SUP, surfing and coasteering is popular in Cornwall. Here we see coasteering at Praa Sands, a session with Kernow Coasteering. C
Prussia Cove near Praa Sands and Porthleven, Cornwall. One place used by Kernow COasteering for coasteering adventures
Going through a sea arch one a coasteering trip at Praa Sands.
Cliff jumping on a small island during a coasteering session at Praa Sands, near Porthleven and Penzance in Cornwall, UK.

Coasteering in Cornwall is a 'must do' activity. Coasteering is one of the UK’s most popular adventure activities and Cornwall is the perfect place to try coasteering. With over 400 miles of coastline, and no point inland further than 20 miles from the coast, Cornwall is a county of rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and golden sandy beaches. It is, therefore, no surprise that Cornwall is one of the UK’s richest areas for coasteering.

There are numerous locations suitable for coasteering in Cornwall, from Padstow on the north coast to Lizard Point on the south coast. However, we feel that the western tip of Cornwall, from St. Ives around to Praa Sands, is the best of them all.

With an unmatched knowledge of the west Cornwall coastline, we have carefully chosen the very best spots for our coasteering adventures. All of our routes are in areas of stunning natural beauty and are home to top-quality coasteering.

This includes fascinating sea caves and arches to swim through, hidden gullies to explore and a host of other exciting features to discover. And of course, no coasteering route is complete without a range of cliff jumps, from small steps up to huge jumps the thrill-seekers amongst you will be looking for.

"Brilliant experience! Excellent guide...who clearly loves the Cornish coast. The right balance of excitement and being pushed out of our comfort zones."

North Star, June '19

Rainbows over cliffs at Praa Sands. Kernow Coasteering use this spot for their coasteering in Cornwall.

Where Do You Do Coasteering in Cornwall?

Located in Penzance, we have immediate access to a range of west Cornwall coasteering options, from St. Ives on the north coast, all the way around Land’s End itself, past Penzance and onwards to Praa Sands and Porthleven.

We are most often to be found coasteering at Praa Sands on the south coast of Cornwall. We also do coasteering at Pendeen Watch on the north coast, between St. Just and St. Ives. We also have several other more secret spots you’ll have to join us to find out about! All of our locations are only a short drive from west Cornwall’s popular tourist resorts, such as St. Ives, Hayle and Penzance.

Being situated on the compact Land’s End peninsula means we have a great deal of flexibility and can choose which of our coasteering locations will be most suitable for you on any given day. With good access to the A30, visitors from further away in Cornwall, such as Newquay, Perranporth, and Porthtowan, can reach us easily. 

If you are visiting us from further away, why not combine your coasteering adventure with visiting some of the area’s top tourist attractions, such as the Minack Theatre, St. Michael’s Mount or Land’s End, or stopping by some of Cornwall’s best beaches, such as Gwithian, Sennen or Porthcurno?


How does Cornwall Coasteering work?

Our standard coasteering sessions are suitable for beginners, as well as those who have been coasteering before, whether in Cornwall or elsewhere. We are available for coasteering from Easter until October and run sessions regularly, up to five days a week during the summer holidays.

Due to demand, we do recommend you book your coasteering adventure with us as far in advance as possible. Simply tell us your preferred dates, number of people in your group and we’ll go from there. Don’t worry if you haven’t booked and feel free to contact us at short notice. If we can fit you in, we certainly will!

To give us flexibility with the weather, we do not decide on which of our Cornish coasteering venues we will use until 24-48 hours before the session. In order to give you the best coasteering experience, the times of our Cornwall coasteering sessions vary in accordance with the tide times.

As tide times are known in advance, we can let you know when you book the time that we will meet for our coasteering, allowing you to plan the rest of your day and make the most of your time in Cornwall.

£45 per person
(approx. 3 hours)

The minimum age for Coasteering in West Cornwall is 9-years-old. Note that children younger than 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to particpate in any of our coasteering adventures.

Coasteering at Prussia Cove, near Penzance, Cornwall. Here coasteerer does a large jump into crystal blue waters.
Coasteering group at Praa Sands, Cornwall going through a large crack in a sea stack on the Cornish coast.
Coasteerer jumping with excellent style into a gully at Praa Sands, Cornwall with Kernow coasteering.
Coasteering group in Cornwall on a hidden beach with a massive sea cave. An experience with Kernow Coasteering, Cornwall coastee
Early morning at Praa Sands in Cornwall