Thrilling coasteering adventures Dangerous alone but the most fun you can have in a wetsuit with an accredited operator, say guides of coasteering. To prove it they describe their favourite locations for the ultimate aquatic adventure. A Holy Island, Anglesey Coasteering at Holyhead, Anglesey by drgillybean Grant Mitchell discovered the otherwise inaccessible cliffs of Holyhead in an inner tube aged seven. Now he goes coasteering there with Anglesey Adventures. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales’ most spectacular coastline has deep clean water, hidden beaches, sea cliffs and the largest sea cave in Wales. Find out more about coasteering in Anglesey B Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales Coasteering on the Llyn Peninsula by Darren Cadby The details make each coasteering location unique. Details like bobbing out through a passageway from a bowl-like cave to play with seals – just another day when coasteering from Morfa Nefyn, says Chris Thorne, founder of Llŷn Adventures. With its low 10m cliffs, the north coastline of the Llŷn is accessible to all. For adventure there’s Aberdaron: the waves are larger, the coasteering wilder. Find out more about coasteering in Snowdonia C Abereiddy, North Pembrokeshire Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire by coasteering Only one day spare? Go to Abereiddy. When sea conditions cancel trips in every other location in Wales, people still plummet into the Blue Lagoon. This former slate quarry hosted the Red Bull Diving Championship in 2012 and provides jumps up to 10m, guide Tom Luddington says. Not to mention Wales’ friendliest seals – they’re so used to guests and Britain’s most gorgeous coastline.Find out more about coasteering in Pembrokeshire D South St Davids Head, Pembrokeshire Coasteering at St Non's, Pembrokeshire The birthplace of commercial coasteering on a coast that is almost purpose-designed. Think 500 million-year-old red sandstone against turquoise water, cliff jumps up to 7m, a swim through vast Cathedral Cave and whitewater play spots such as The Toilet, a swell-surge in a natural bowl. Coasteering here is great fun, guide Tom Luddington says. Countryfile, presenter Julia Bradbury agrees.Find out more about coasteering in Pembrokeshire E Stackpole South, Pembrokeshire Stackpole, Pembrokeshire by coasteering National Trust protection and Barafundle Beach, a fixture in best British beach lists, guarantee the scenery. Geology ensures more wildlife here than anywhere else in Pembrokeshire, believes guide Tom Luddington. The limestone that forms caves to swim through and cliffs to jump off also creates rockpools that teem with life. Extreme rockpooling? You heard it here first.Find out more about coasteering in Pembrokeshire F South Gower, West Wales Rhossili, Gower It ticks all boxes geographically: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high cliffs, big sea arches and a massive tidal range that reveals wildlife. What makes the Gower unique for Tony Rees, coasteering guide, is it remains underused for coasteering despite being 30 minutes from Swansea. You rarely see other groups, so coasteering around Three Cliffs Bay feels like adventure not just excitement. Find out more about coasteering on the Gower Peninsular G Glamorgan Heritage Coast Southerndown, Glamorgan Heritage Coast What the Glamorgan Heritage Coast lacks in fame it gains in accessibility. Though only 30 minutes from Cardiff, it offers a genuine raw coasteering experience. Never mind that the scenery is not as dramatic as Pembrokeshire, coasteering guide Gary Evans says. Once you jump in at Ogmore by Sea the adventure of coasteering is identical; you still jump and scramble, still swell-ride and bob. Find out more about coasteering on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Welsh AONBs Discover the gorgeous hills, valleys, islands and coasts of our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Top Welsh writers Discover twelve Welsh writers who have been inspired by Wales’ language and landscapes. 5 coastal bird sounds Discover five evocative bird sounds that you might hear on your coastal journey. Toddler friendly beaches Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach. Glorious coastal views Walkers, photographers, explorers and fossil hunters will love our wonderful coastal scenery. 10 short coast path walks A few hours on the Wales Coast Path is also enough for a voyage of discovery.