Hele Bay is a stunning part of North Devon and our Adrenaline Adventure offers the best Coasteering in the area. Sedimentary rock formations make for perfect deep water drop offs with the biggest accessible jumps around. Your session begins on a shingly beach where we make our way west, towards the quaint Ilfracombe harbour. There is an excellent mix of swimming, bouldering and leaping from the rocks, gradually progressing in height. Amazing views extend across the channel with the Welsh Pembrokshire Coast being visible on clear days. This is our most popular location as it enjoys shelter from the swells hitting Croyde and Woolacombe. Jump in and Join us for our awesome Hele Bay Adrenaline Adventure.

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We also offer a less challenging route at Hele Bay starting at mid tide. This is an excellent option if it is your first time coasteering and you are less confident in the water. Our mid tide adventure consists of less swimming and generally smaller jumps. In this exciting session we make our way through the tidal pools and scramble along the stunning coastline. The jumps are mostly smaller than our Adrenaline Adventure with some medium-big ones if you fancy. Jump in and Join us on our Hele Bay Mid Tide Adventure!

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Best Coasteering in the UK

“This was the best Coasteering adventure I have ever been on. The route was perfect for all, including children and seasoned adrenaline junkies. Josh and Zac are excellent guides. They provided an encouraging a positive environment while making sure safety was still a priority. Unlike every other adventure company, these guys captured every glorious moment on film. I bought the pictures and they are going straight onto the gram! 10/10 the best coasteering adventure I have ever been on.”

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  • All the equipment you need (quality safety tested)
  • 3 hour 5 star rated Coasteering North Devon experience
  • Thoughtful extras – Gloves to protect your hands if requested prior to session
  • We recommend you bring old trainers or similar footwear
  • Don’t forget some swim wear for under your wetsuit and a towel for after!

Here at Coastal Adventures we put safety first every time. We are

  • Fully AALA licensed and Insured
  • NVBLQ Beach Lifeguard qualified
  • Trained in location specific coasteering techniques
  • Experienced, professional, encouraging and supportive
  • National Coasteering Charter members

We will liaise with you to rearrange your session date or location. In the unlikely event that conditions become too bad to run on the day of session a full refund will be issued. We will let you know if the session is cancelled as far in advance as possible.

We will meet you in the car park in your chosen session location. All the information you need including the address is provided in the confirmation email upon booking with a link to google maps. Bring some spare change for the car parks – they range from £2 to £8.

We pride ourselves in the fact that we have a photographer taking professional photographs on a waterproof DSLR camera throughout your tour. We will then send a preview of the photos to you after the session with the option to purchase if you wish. We offer package deals or options of up to 5 photos for an affordable price.

As we meet you at the session location we do not provide changing facilities or toilets but we can promise that within walking distance of all our meeting points there are public toilets and some provide beach showers. We recommend you bring towels and some warm clothes/waterproofs to wear if it is a cold/rainy day.

All of our meeting points are in stunning North Devon beauty spots and have a good choice of food and drink options within walking distance although we do recommend you bring water and snacks for before/after your session.

Yes, all the activities we run are safe for adults and children. We are licensed to run activities by the HSE under the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and are fully insured with the Activities Industries Mutual. Our guides are very experienced and fully qualified to deliver all the experiences we offer.

No, we do not require that you accompany under 18’s on our activities but you must be able to sign a participation form on their behalf prior to the session. We do suggest you accompany under 14 year olds for the sake of their enjoyment.

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