About the team at Coasteering Adventures, Praa Sands
Discover why Praa Sands is one of the best places for coasteering in Cornwall.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Important information to consider before booking a Guided Coasteering Adventure.

Below are some of our more frequently asked questions about coasteering and surfing at Praa Sands and Gwithian. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any query this page does not address…

What equipment is included?

Included as part of every Coasteering Adventures is a warm winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet, You will be required to bring a pair of trainers for grip and walking safely over the rocks as well as an old pair of shorts to wear over your wetsuit.

Can I wear my own wetsuit?

We would only recommend using your own wetsuit if it’s a long wetsuit and 3mm or thicker.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring a pair of trainers, which you don’t mind getting wet, swimwear for underneath your wetsuit, sun cream and a towel for changing.

Where do we meet?

Please meet at our mobile base at the front of Praa Sands large car park (TR20 9TQ). There is a small parking charge of £3.00, which can be paid by cash or card.

How do I book a Guided Coasteering Adventure?

You can either book online by simply selecting any of the ‘BOOK NOW’ buttons on the website and completing a booking form, which will take no more than 5 minutes. Alternativly you can send us an email info@globalboarders.com or call us on 07767 831578 and one of our team will be happy to help.

Do I need to book in advance?

Booking in advance between June -September is strongly recommended as we only run 2 sessions per time slot with a maximum 6 clients per session.

What times do the Coasteering Adventures start?

Our Public Coasteering Adventures run daily Monday – Friday at 9.30am. Private Coasteering Adventures run daily Monday – Friday at 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Our most up to date session times can be viewed on our online booking form.

How fit do I need to be?

We would recommend coasteering for anyone of average fitness and better.

Can I wear glasses in the water?

We do not allow glasses and any obstructing jewellery to be worn whilst Coasteering. Jewellery includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and hooped earrings. All valuable can be stored safely in our safe whilst we recommend using contact lenses during the lesson.

Do you see any wildlife when you are coasteering?

Cornwall is blessed with amazing wildlife. Your guide will point out everything from strawberries sea anemones and star fishes to seals and nesting ocean birds during your adventure.

What is the minimum age for coasteering?

The minimum age for a public Coasteering Adventures is 10 years old. There is no minimum age for a Private Coasteering session. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do you run the sessions if it's raining?

Both coasteering and surfing are equally fun in the rain as they are in the sunshine. You are going to be getting wet anyway, so the outside weather doesn’t affect either activity.

What is the seas is too rough?

It’s rare but occasionally we experience large summertime storms. To avoid cancellations, we will try where possible to change your session location to a nearby sheltered beach where the conditions will be safe. If this is not possible then we will look to rearrange your session for a more suitable day.

How high are the jumps?

The jumps on our coasteering route range from 1 metre (3ft) to 10 metres (30ft). All jumps are optional, so you can choose the height that you are comfortable with.

Do I have to do the jumps?

We tailor each adventure to the group with all the sections of our routes including jumps optional, so you can choose the level that you are comfortable with and complete the route at your own pace.

What amenities does Praa Sands beach have?

Praa Sands has great local amenities, including a beachfront cafe and restaurant, daily 10am – 6pm lifeguard service and large car park. The beach itself is very family friendly with lots of soft sand with the sea being much safer than the north coast of Cornwall.

What amenities does Gwithian beach have?

Gwithian has great local amenities, including three beachfront cafes (Sunset Surf, The Jampot and The Hungry Horse Box) daily 10am – 6pm lifeguard service and large car park. The beach itself is the largest in Cornwall (3 miles long) and is famous for great surfing conditions all year round.

Is Praa Sands dog friendly?

Like many beaches Praa Sands has a 9am – 5pm daily dog ban between June – September. Outside of these months’ dogs are allowed on the beach.

Is Gwithian dog friendly?

Due to it’s vast space (even in the summer) Gwithian is dog friendly all year round.

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