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“Many thanks for the day. Coasteering Croyde was an ideal place to explore the coast with some excellent jumps.

Highly recommend Surfing Croyde Bay. They Minibus you down to the area which saves quite a bit of walking. 

Instructors managed the group well, especially with a mixture of abilities. 

My 10 year old, was a bit slower over the rocks than the adults. So they moved us to the front to get a head start. Simple but it worked well for the group.

Hot showers after too which were much needed. Keep up the good work!

Colin – Colchester​

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Join Surfing Croyde Bay so that you can experience coasteering in 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.

EXPERIENCE YOUR COASTAL ADVENTURE

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COASTEER
IN NORTH DEVON

PUTTING EXPERT COASTEERING EXPERIENCE INTO PRACTICE

“We want you to enjoy exploring the North Devon 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. “

Damon Beveridge – Director of Surfing Croyde Bay

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CROYDE
ADVENTURE

At Surfing Croyde Bay there are two routes you can explore.

The first is on our doorstep in Croyde at Baggy Point. Beginners and families will enjoy this route. It has something for everyone. Explore large jumps and small jumps, as well as exciting caves and gullies.

The second is Hele Bay, just North of Ilfracombe. 

If you have been on coasteering adventures before, and would like a more advanced route, this is for you. You’ll coasteer bigger jumps, longer swims and trickier terrain. 

More extreme than coasteering Croyde. This route is suitable for adventurous adults and teenagers, stag parties and military groups.

ILFRACOMBE
ADVENTURE

BOOK WITH THE BEST IN DEVON

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!

EXPERTLY
LEAD

COASTEER WITH
THE BEST IN CROYDE

We are proud to say that we are the ONLY provider based in the centre of Croyde. You’ll be able to use our changing facilities, hot showers and transport to your start point. We are members of the NCC, which oversee safe adventures in the UK. 

Sessions are £40 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.

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The Complete Guide

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What is Coasteering?

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 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.

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.

How Safe
Is Coasteering?

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 8 years old.

You should check that whoever you choose to coasteer with is part of the National Coasteer Charter. At Surfing Croyde Bay we also ensure that all of our guides are also fully qualified lifeguards. 

Surfing Croyde Bay
Activity Centre

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.

Coasteer Centre
Location

The Surfing Croyde Bay activity centre is a very short 2-minute drive from Baggy Point. You can get changed at the centre in warm changing rooms. Store your valuables on site. At the end of your trip, grab a hot shower and a warm drink.

You will get a warm and comfortable Tiki wetsuit. As well as a modern buoyancy aid and helmet, when you arrive for your adventure.

Your Guide

Your guides are all Surfing Croyde Bay staff. We have selected energetic, fun-loving and highly qualified guides so that you have a great time in a safe environment. Your guide will drive you to Baggy Point in the Surfing Croyde Bay minibus. You will then get a safety briefing covering techniques and safety.

Participate In One Of The UK's Fastest Growing Sports

Start to enjoy one of the fastest-growing adventure sports in the UK. When you embark on your coasteer, you will quickly find out why. The buzz of scrambling along the coast, jumping into natural pools and exploring the beauty of Baggy Point is addictive.

Your guide will be there to help you through every stage of the coasteer. They will point out fantastic marine and historical knowledge along the route. Your guide will be with you all the way. Their passion and enthusiasm will translate into an excellent experience for you too.

Get A Quality
Experience

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!

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Challenges For All Levels, Whatever Your
Experience

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.

What Equipment Do You Need?

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.

We use high quality, flexible and warm wetsuits from Tiki. This means you’ll stay warm and comfortable for the duration of your coasteer.

You will be fitted with a coasteering helmet. 

Osprey helmets are designed to protect your head, during all water sports. The ventilated design helps keep you cool and water drains water out quickly. The helmets are fully adjustable for a snug fit.

You will also be fitted with a Nookie NKE buoyancy aid. With 5 points of shoulder and waist adjustment, the buoyancy aid is adjustable for an excellent fit.

You should bring some trainers to wear while you are coasteering for grip and to protect your feet.

What Should I Wear?

  1. Good quality helmet to protect your head
  2. Buoyancy aid to maintain float in the water
  3. Full body wetsuit to keep you warm
  4. Over shorts to protect your body and wetsuit
  5. Trainers for grip on the rocks and to protect your feet
  6. Take a towel and dry clothes to change into afterwards

Your Experience

Surfing Croyde Bay pioneered coasteering 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. 

We want you to enjoy coasteering as much as we do. That ethos shines through in our excellent Trip Advisor reviews and ratings. You will not find a more accomplished coasteering centre in North Devon. 

Surfing Croyde Bay coasteering centre also provide school activity days. School coasteering trips can also integrate educational aspects of water safety, coastal habitats, nature, wildlife and even erosion. Engaging in education while enjoying coasteering is highly engaging for school pupils. The school coasteering sessions can reinforce classroom education and bolster existing ideas and educational insights. 

Military Team Building Trips

Surfing Croyde Bay also offers military experience trips in North Devon. These bespoke packages are held in a number of locations including Croyde, Ilfracombe amongst other North Devon locations. Your military guide can help your servicemen and women work on team skills. We help with leadership, teamwork, mental strength and other qualities required in operational service. 

Care For The Environment

As a surf school and adventure centre, at Surfing Croyde Bay we value our surroundings. Especially the quality of our natural environment. We look to give back to the environment and our local community. 

Cleaning as much litter and plastic from our coastal area and beach is something we take very seriously. We participate in regular clean-ups in Croyde and along Baggy Point itself. 

Instructors

To be a Surfing Croyde Bay guide you need to be fun, friendly and enthusiastic. Our guides are also experienced, qualified and safe. You have to love coasteering too! 

Our coasteering centre prides itself on providing you with a unique experience you will never forget. Our instructors are continually exploring the North Devon coastline, to discover new routes for you to explore. 

We know if we love coasteering, then you will too. 

An Ideal Location, North Devon

Our coasteering centre is strategically located in Croyde Bay village at The Old Cream Shop on Hobbs Hill. A short 2-minute drive brings you to the National Trust headland known as Baggy Point. 

The National Trust Car Park is where your coasteering experience will commence. After a short walk, you will get to Baggy Point. 

The land is owned by the National TrustIt forms part of the Saunton To Baggy Point Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest. This is because of the geological interest in Upper Devonian Sandstones. Baggy Point provides a vital habitat including maritime heathland. 

You will explore caves, smugglers coves natural swimming pools and much much more. 

Weather & Facilities

Weather

Unlike other sports, coasteering is not really weather dependent. Your experience can take place when it is windy, raining or sunny. One of the significant benefits of a sport that isn’t weather dependent, is that the adventures are very rarely cancelled or re-arranged. You can rely on your booking time and date. 

Facilities

Surfing Croyde Bay is a unique activity centre in Croyde. Featuring changing rooms, hot showers, drinks, snacks and storage space. Located in the centre of Croyde inside The Old Cream Shop.

A High-Quality Experience

A great coasteer session is not just about having an enthusiastic qualified instructor and a good route. The equipment provided is paramount to your safety, wellbeing and enjoyment. At Surfing Croyde Bay, we take equipment and safety very seriously. We are proud of the fact that we provide the best guides and the best equipment. 

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