An exhilarating coastal adventure
Unique, exhilarating and unforgettable, Coasteering will have you traversing the coastline, clambering over rock formations, ducking into hidden caves, climbing up cliffs and leaping into the sea!
What To Expect
Get up close and personal with the Isle of Wight’s coastline by taking a coasteering adventure along the edge of the cliffs from Freshwater Bay with Isle of Wight Adventure Activities (IOWAA). The coastline here has many caves in the chalk cliffs, some of which are only accessible from the sea, so this is a chance to see some of the truly secret parts of the Island by scrambling, swimming, crawling and climbing around, across and sometimes through the bottom of the cliffs.
IOWAA’s coasteering adventures are run by qualified outdoor professionals who have a vast experience of the coastal environment and they are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).
Your adventure begins at the IOWAA base at the Sandpipers Hotel complex in Freshwater Bay where you get kitted up in wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids. After a safety briefing it’s a quick walk over the road to the beach and from there it’s out under the cliffs and the excitement starts.
There are two ways to go from the bay and to the left it is safer and this is the side that family groups and those with younger children are taken – anyone from age five upwards can have a go. To the right of the bay you will be straight into swimming through caves, jumping into underwater caverns and seeing blowholes at the base of the cliffs.
Once back at base you can relax in the garden with a drink from the bar or cafe chatting over who did the biggest jumps, who went deepest into the caves, who got hit by the biggest wave or any number of other things that may happen in this most dynamic of environments.