The best Coasteering centre in Croyde
with an exemplary safety record with warm indoor changing with hot showers with a sea view cafe with on site accommodation that's not run out of a van located closest to Baggy Point

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When you go Coasteering in Croyde we think you deserve a warm place to get changed, high quality equipment, even a pasty or a pint afterwards. That’s why we provide you with indoor changing, hot showers and a sea view cafe. Oh and you’ll have the shortest walk to the routes from the purpose build centre on Baggy Point.


£ 45


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“We want you to enjoy coasteering Croyde’s coastline as much as we do! Whether you’ve never jumped off a rock before. Or have been doing it for years. We want you to have the best experience possible. “

Jake Sayer – Head Coasteering Guide


Join Surfing Croyde Bay so that you can experience coasteering North Devon. The fastest-growing adventure activity in the UK.

You will scramble, jump and swim along some of the most beautiful and stunning North Devon Coastline there is on offer. Explore sea caves, whirlpools, natural swimming pools and water spouts. Combine coasteering Croyde with surf lessons and immerse yourself in our adventure playground Croyde Bay.

Coasteering FAQ's

It is an adventure sport which involves coastal exploration. When you coasteer you navigate and traverse an area of coastline at sea level. You do this by rock climbing, sea level traversing, scrambling, swimming, sea cliff jumping and even belly flopping along the coast. 

You’ll explore the impact zone, where water, waves, rocks, gullies, caves etc., come together to provide a very high energy environment. You will get an entirely new dimension of the coastline you explore. You get very close to the natural habitat of sea life and fauna.

Coasteering is a very safe adventure sport. You do jump from rocks and scramble along the coastline, so there is an element of risk. Your coasteer guide always has safety at the forefront of their mind, though.

Your coasteer guide will check the tide and the sea state before your trip. Checks on your safety equipment to make sure it fits effectively are important too. If your guide feels that the risks are too high, then your coasteer will be rescheduled. It should be noted that the minimum age is 10 years old.

You’ll need some essential equipment. Firstly a warm wetsuit, an excellent quality buoyancy aid and helmet, some trainers and some shorts to wear over your wetsuit.

The wetsuit will keep you warm while you coasteer. The buoyancy aid and helmet will help to keep you safe. A pair of trainers are essential so that you can grip the rocks. Shorts help protect your body and your wetsuit as you slide down the rocks in gullies.

When booking with Surfing Croyde Bay, you will be kitted out with all the necessary safety gear. For your session you will just need to bring swimwear, a pair of old trainers, shorts and a towel for changing afterwards.

Explore The Coast Like Never Before

With the highest Google review ratings and ranked #1 for Things To Do on TripAdvisor
You’re guaranteed a great experience!

Being featured in The BBC, Vogue, The Independent, Airbnb, Carve Magazine, Surfing England, alongside a multitude of 5 star TripAdvisor reviews, video tutorials, and surf blog insights is something our surf school is very proud of. Come and take a surf lesson, go coasteering or just grab some surf hire, at the very best Croyde surf school.

The Complete Guide To Coasteering CROYDE

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Discover the stunning North Devon coastline like never before. Baggy Point is a spectacular, wild and picturesque peninsula in North Devon easily accessible from Croyde, Woolacombe, Putsborough and Ilfracombe.

Jump into an adventure that you’ll be sure never to forget. Scramble along the coast and explore smugglers caves, natural swimming pools, and a plethora of marine life. There are even natural whirlpools, rapids and water chutes in which to have fun. Trust us, it’s fun, exhilarating and addictive!

There is a route for you. From first-timer to accomplished adventurer. Choose a trip that is going to be right for you. Each of our routes has a different level of intensity and adventure. If you have got a particular interest. Maybe high jumps, or nature, let us know. We will advise you of the route that is best suited to your adventure scale. You can experience this route as a half day coasteer or a full day coasteer.


All of our guides are fully qualified beach lifeguards. They have extensive local knowledge of the coastline. Our guides will tailor your route to suit all levels. The Croyde route will slightly change depending on the sea state.

Your lead instructor will ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience at all times. You will always be safe while having great fun!


We are proud to say that we are the ONLY Croyde coasteering provider with indoor changing facilities, hot showers and an awesome cafe. We are members of the NCC, which oversee safe adventures in the UK. 

Sessions are £45 per person, which includes: Wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aid. You will need to bring is a pair of your shorts to go over your wetsuit. You will also need a pair of trainers, and a sense of adventure.

If you’re also interested in surf lessons you can combine these with a learn to surf package.


Surfing Croyde Bay is located in Croyde, strategically right next to North Devon’s Baggy Point. Baggy Point is home to world-class routes and some of the most stunning coastal scenery in North Devon. If not the whole of the UK.

Baggy Point offers access to a range of adventures. From mellow family adventure to extreme cliff jumps. A variety of different ages and abilities can all enjoy the trips we provide. If you’re also interested in surf lessons you can combine these with a learn to surf package.


All of the coasteering Croyde guides at Surfing Croyde Bay are highly trained and qualified. Your guide is also a fully trained beach lifeguard, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Your guide will check the sea state, swell and tidal conditions on the day of your coasteer. Your coasteering guide has been selected as they have a love of the ocean, nature and people so you’ll have a brilliant time under safe, motivated and expert instruction.


We have the family coasteer route challenge, the adventurer challenge and the thrill-seeker challenge. Coastal adventures can be arranged as a part of a group or in a private session. The choice is entirely yours. If you are a stag or hen party, in the military, or an educational institution, there is an adventure for you.

Get involved, see the North Devon coastline like you never have before! Put on a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and go coasteering in Croyde.


Surfing Croyde Bay pioneered coasteering Croyde along Baggy Point. Our experienced staff have explored every nook and cranny of Baggy Point. We have designed a variety of exciting routes for a range of coasteering abilities.

Your enjoyment and safety are our priorities. The coasteering centre has a culture of customer enjoyment and that is reflected in our 5 star Google and Trip Advisor reviews. We pride ourselves on being the most professional coasteering centre in North Devon.

Surfing Croyde Bay also provide school activity days. School coasteering trips are a great way to combine education and adventurous team building. There are core curriculum benefits in PE, Geography, Water Safety. Educating children while they are having an engaging adventurous activity is a great idea and proven to have positive results.

If you are a military leader then you may want to take your team coasteering. Surfing Croyde Bay offer military specific trips at more adventurous local coasteering locations. Team building, water confidence, decision making under pressure can all be worked on during the coasteer.


We live and work in a stunning environment which we all value. So keeping our special natural environment protected and clean is at the forefront of our thinking. We regularly engage with our local community on beach cleans, Baggy Point cleans and education of visitors to Croyde as to how to help protect our environment.

Surfing Croyde Bay is the best adventure centre in North Devon. Rated #1 on Trip Advisor, and with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for North Devon adventures. If you are looking for the best coasteering centre in Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Croyde, you really couldn’t be in better hands!

Expert standards reflect everything we do

We want you to enjoy the water as much as we do. Whether you’ve never stood on a board before or have been doing it for years, we want to help you progress to your full potential. My extensive coaching including time as Head Junior Coach at Surfing England, has all been put into practice at the Surfing Croyde Bay surf school in North Devon.

At Surfing Croyde Bay surfers are coached with surf lessons designed from beginner to expert. There are private lessons and group lessons. We run the highly respected Surf Development UK surfing programme that has led to several Team GB surfers. These high standards are implemented into beginner and intermediate private and group surf lessons.

Coasteering Croyde or coasteering Devon is an experience like no other. Coasteer and experience the adrenaline-pumping combination of traversing rocks, floating through gullies, sea swimming, exploring caves and negotiating rock jumps with our qualified coasteering professionals.

Coasteering is an ideal activity for a rainy day in North Devon, as a family fun day, Hen or Stag party, or group corporate team building adventure.

Croyde surf hire is a premium Surfing Croyde Bay product.

If you want the best surfboard hire, from any surf shop in Braunton or the surrounding area, visit our surf hire team. If you want the best wetsuit hire or need a premium bodyboard we’ve also got you covered.

Softech make the best soft surfboards available. We’ve teamed up with Softech so that you can hire the best soft-top surfboard available on the market today.

Wetsuit hire is with Tiki, we stock a huge range of men’s, women’s and junior sizes, so you get a hire wetsuit with the right fit.

“We want you to enjoy surfing as much as we do, so whether you’ve never stood on a board before or have been doing it for years, we want to help you progress to your full potential. My extensive coaching including time as Head Junior Coach at Surfing England, has all been put into practice at the Surfing Croyde Bay surf school in North Devon.”

Find out why Surfing Croyde Bay is consistently rated the best surf school in North Devon. Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews consistently rate Surfing Croyde Bay as the best surfing and coasteering experience in North Devon. Visit the surf shop and have a chat to find out why!

There’s a difference between a Surfing Croyde Bay surf lesson and your standard surf school lesson.

Our surf lessons have those three components you’ve been seeking from your surf instructors during your other adventure sports activities: professionalism, quality and buckets of adrenaline fuelled fun.

We also have the smallest ratio of surfing coaches to students of any Surfing England Centre Of Excellence In Croyde at 6:1.

Developed from the ground up by Damon Beveridge, who in addition to 15 years surf coaching, has had extensive experience coaching both the British and English National Surfing Teams.

From the minute you walk through the door you’ll discover this is a surf experience with a difference. Your surf session is customised for surfers of any level, from beginner surf lessons to advanced surf lessons.

Come and visit for a single lesson or book an immersive surf course over several days.

Croyde Bay isn’t just a beautiful beach, it’s also an adventure playground ready for you to explore. Croyde beach is one of the best surfing beaches in the UK.

Steeped in surfing history, Croyde Bay is known the world over for its amazing surfing conditions. It doesn’t just stop at surfing, with amazing food and drink in Croyde Village, coasteering, stand up paddle-boarding, cycling and beautiful coastal walks. Croyde really is a special place, and we think you’ll think so too.


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Explore the coast like never before


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