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Hidden Gem Coasteering – ‘Adventure Gully’ by Towan Beach

Hidden Gem Coasteering - 'Adventure Gully' by Towan Beach

£ 55

Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Taster & Beginner
Family-Friendly, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 8
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 12:00, 13:00
Duration: 2 hours
£ 55

Activity Highlights:

Unleash your adventurous spirit as you experience the thrill of our hidden gem: Adventure Gully by Towan Beach.

Nestled in a secluded cove, this 2-hour journey is tailored to those 8 years and older looking to experience the thrill of coasteering!

Our seasoned instructors have put in hours to unearth this hidden gem. Discover a coasteering route of wonders within this secret Cornish cove. One moment you’re scrambling up through Smeagol’s Perch, the next, you’re taking a leap into its serene blue plunge pool.

Prepare to meet friendly seals and a plethora of natural wildlife in this secluded spot.

Pick up exciting skills like wild swimming, technical traversing, and safe navigation of sea caves, sluices, natural rapids, and big gully wash troughs.

What To Expect

  • A mix of coastal exploration, leaps into serene blue waters and heart-pounding adventure
  • Maximum ratio of 1 expert instructor to 8 adventure-seekers
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, and helmets are provided
  • Pre-session safety briefing and lesson in correct coasteering techniques
  • Managed by our industry-leading coasteer instructors who will tailor the session to your abilities

For this adventure, you’ll need a pair of sturdy lace-up trainers. If you don’t have any suitable ones, we can provide them for a small hire charge. Don’t forget your swimwear to wear under your wetsuit and a towel for drying off after.

Why Choose Us?

We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and unforgettable coasteering experience. With a proven track record since ’99 and several accolades to our name, you can trust us to give you an adventure to remember.

Our state-of-the-art centre near Towan and Fistral beach boasts hot showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, and separate restrooms. Plus, our well-equipped hire centre is at your disposal for any post-session equipment needs.

Not only that, we are the only centre that has access to coasteering at Adventure Gully, a hidden gem discovered by our very own expert instructors!

Dive into an offbeat adventure within minutes from Towan Beach. Gear up to explore a fantastic cave, a secret haven discovered by our dedicated instructors, brimming with natural features begging to be explored.

To secure your spot in this high-demand adventure, we recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season. Book online today or reach out to us via the online chat for any queries. We can’t wait to meet you!

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What's Included:

  • Expert guidance from industry-leading instructors
  • All equipment, including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets
  • Insurance
  • Safe lockbox for valuables and clothes storage
  • Access to heated changing rooms, hot showers and toilets at our brand-new centre
  • Comprehensive briefing and instruction on correct techniques for traversing, jumping, and water entry/exits
  • Wildlife and coastal heritage insights along the route
  • A pressure-free environment; if you’d like to skip a section or a jump – no worries!
  • Discounts at local bars, cafes and Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • Dog-sitting services available upon request

Facilities

Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
Toilets

Frequently Asked Questions

Coasteering was born from the exhilarating blend of mountaineering and orienteering, and was first mentioned in a climbing guidebook dedicated to Devon.

This dynamic activity marries sea swimming, low-level climbing, traversing, natural rapid riding and thrilling jumps from ledges into deep-sea plunge pools. Our coasteering adventures are conducted along the Gazzle, a Cornish term meaning ‘armpit’, which is a sheltered stretch of coastline teeming with a diverse range of native wildlife. Experiencing coasteering in Newquay, Cornwall is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape and observe coastal flora and fauna up close.

All our Instructors are fully qualified Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards, ISA surf Instructors and Coasteering trailblazers. They’ve undertaken extensive First Aid training and we endeavour as an Activity Centre to regularly train our staff so they have experience in all weather and water conditions. All coasteering routes have been risk assessed and developed to ensure an adrenaline-fuelled but low risk coasteer. We also work in close partnership with the RNLI presence on every beach to ensure your safety in and out of the water.

Yes! Coasteering is a year-round activity, you just need a few extra bits of kit to keep you warmer in winter months! We even coasteer all the way up to Christmas.

  • Wetsuits – You’ll be given a full body 5mm neoprene suit designed to prevent chill whilst submerged in water.
  • Buoyancy Aid – Our non-obstructive buoyancy aids zip up like flotation jackets, designed to ensure you bob in the water and can move freely for climbing!
  • Helmet – You’ll be clambering up and along rocky outcrops during your coasteer, so the helmet will protect you from any unstable debris that may fall during your activity.

All our coasteering instructors wear exactly the same equipment as you, but carry some extra gear to ensure your safety.

  • First Aid Kit – Instructors will carry a first aid kit in case of minor injuries along the coasteer route.
  • Peterson Tubes – Each instructor will carry a large yellow float, useful as a jump guide for leaps into the water and easily adaptable into a life float for rest and recovery.
  • Throw lines – Your coasteer instructors carry a 15-metre, super flexible floating rope that can be tossed out into the water at a moment’s notice. It’s an essential part of coasteering safety kit and strong enough to pull the weight of multiple people.
  • Towlines – Another piece of useful safety kit is a towline, easily attached if anyone needs towing from the water to the shore during larger swells.
  • Torches – You’ll be exploring rocky nooks and old smugglers caves during our coasteers, so a torch is a useful guide whilst in darker corners.
  • Mobile phone – One instructor carries a mobile phone during the coasteer, protected by waterproof casing and fully charged in case of an emergency.
  • Goggles – Goggles are an optional extra if you’d like to peak under the water’s surface on a clear and sunny day! The water is very clear in the Gazzle.
  • Diving knife – Useful for cutting old fishing lines.

We’ve found over 80 marine species along our coasteering route! Whilst making the most of the ocean elements the Gazzle has to offer, we think it is important to consider that it’s a thriving habitat. We work in partnership with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and endeavour to ensure we make as little negative impact on the ecosystem as possible! You’ll be very likely see Native Seals, Kittiwakes birds, lobsters, and fish whilst on your coasteer.

Towards the end of your coasteer, we always run a 2-minute coasteer clean-up to give back to the environment and help protect the quality of the area. 

If you have your own suit please bring it along but wait until you’ve spoken with our instructors before putting it on. Some wetsuits are not suitable for coasteering, specifically shorties and triathlon suits. The same applies for wetsuit boots / beach shoes. Some are suitable and others aren’t. Trainers for example, are perfect for the rocky terrain.

All you need to bring is your swimwear, a towel and some old trainers to wear in the water. We will provide you with everything else, including a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and a rash vest.

Please bring a pair of lace-up trainers to wear during your coasteer. They will of course get wet, so you can also hire wetsuit boots or trainers for a small charge of £5. 

During your coasteering journey, various jumps await you, the highest reaching 8 meters. However, depending on the tide, this can fluctuate. Our skilled instructors ensure you master the necessary technique before you take on the big leaps.

But don’t fret if high jumps aren’t your thing – they’re entirely optional!

With years of local knowledge, we’ve identified all the route’s entry and exit points. We’ve made sure there’s an alternative path for every challenge, whether it’s swimming with an instructor or taking a scenic cliff path. Rest assured, we tailor each activity to your preference, ensuring you enjoy the experience just the way you like it!

If you have any medical needs, injuries or special requirements, just give us a ring and we can talk through how best we can cater for your needs during your coasteering experience!

We ask that everybody who takes part in our coasteering experiences can swim a minimum of 50 metres. However, you’ll be given a buoyancy aid as part of your coasteering kit so there’s no need to be nervous of you’re not the strongest swimmer!

Coasteering requires a basic level of fitness. During the route you’ll be doing low level climbing and will need to be able to pull yourself out of the winter onto rocky traverses. It’ll certainly get the heart pumping but you don’t have to be an athlete.

It is generally best not to wear glasses if possible. Talk to your instructor on the day and explain what level of sight you have without glasses and they will advise. In calm conditions it should not be a problem, however we always suggest glasses have a cord/lanyard, or that they are securely tied onto your buoyancy aid. Using disposable contact lenses is advisable.

We would love everyone to take part! We will tailor the session to everyone’s abilities and you don’t have to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with.

Having said that, the Gazzle is only a short walk from our activity centre and easily accessible for those not wishing to take part in the coasteer. You’ll be able to follow the coasteer group from above if you choose not to take part yourself.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts