Coasteering is a relatively new sport which is growing in popularity amongst water sport enthusiasts across the UK. For those out there who are not aware of this sport, essentially it is a hybrid sport encompassing climbing, swimming, scrambling and even diving along the intertidal zone of a rocky coastline. The idea is to travel along this challenging terrain without the use of aids such as surf boards, boats or ropes. Not the faint-hearted, this is an adrenalin sport which gives the coasteerer a real sense of achievement when they reach their target.
The sport really started to take off in the 1990′s in Wales along the Pembrokeshire coast. This is still an area that leads the way in this sport. The other hot-spots for coasteering in the UK tend to be along the North Cornish and North Devon coasts and Dorset. Popular for team-building trips and stag/hen dos, coasteering is an activity that is just asking for a group holiday away. A holiday cottage near one of these hot-spots is the ideal way to enjoy the sport and we have put together a selection of self-catering properties available to hire now.
The Isle of Purbeck is the 60sqm area of land and coastline in South East Dorset which takes in Swanage, Studland Bay and Brownsea Island. Coasteering is popular in this area and there are many activity schools offering courses. Cumulus Outdoor Events is one such company and if you book on one of their courses you could stay at the delightful Rumpus Cottage in Swanage. This is a lovely seaside retreat with bags of character.
You could arrange a session with Whatiscoasteering and test your resilience against the Atlantic sea.
Newquay has long been popular for surfing trips and stag/hen dos and coasteering is big news here too. Coasteering Newquay offer courses and offer discounts for large groups of wannabe coasteerers.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 0
- Pets: Not allowed
- Price: £1118 - £2347.8
Croyde Bay is now a super fashionable place for UK staycations. The crowd here is young and water sport crazy. Point Breaks offer coasteering courses just down the road and there is a fantastic pub selling proper pub grub an enjoyable walk away.
Main picture credit: http://www.whatiscoasteering.co.uk/