Coasteering is an exciting group activity that has developed from sea level traversing and a fun form of climbing, popular in Pembrokeshire since the 1960s.
Coasteering usually involves a mixture of rock climbing, swimming, scrambling and jumping, all taking place a few metres above or below sea level. This is all great fun, particularly on a sunny day with blue skies and a few small waves, but should not be underestimated.
A sudden change in the weather, tides or swell conditions can turn any trip into a serious undertaking where any injuries can cause great difficulty of escape from the cliff base. Proper equipment and, more importantly, detailed knowledge of the environment, first aid and sea conditions are essential for a successful trip.
The Pembrokeshire Coast provides a superb setting for this activity with a huge variety of locations from vertical cliffs dropping straight into the sea to sheltered coves and caves.
The rocks, wildlife and unspoilt environment are some of the main attractions of the activity, all of which need to be respected in order to allow sustainable use of the very special locations currently used.
This is an activity best tackled with local, trained group leaders. The main coasteering areas are on the St Davids Peninsula and the South Pembrokeshire Coast.
For further information about coasteering look up the visit the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter website.
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