Coasteering Tours & Lessons in East Lothian

Welcome to our coasteering adventures, where we take you on an exhilarating journey along the rugged and beautiful coastline off Dunbar, near Edinburgh.

Coasteering is an exciting group activity that combines swimming, climbing, and jumping while navigating the Scottish coast. From exploring hidden caves and stunning cliff formations, to wildlife exploration and more – its a unique way to see and appreciate everything our coast has to offer. 

Coasteering Scotland

Coasteer Explorer

Adult & Junior

A gentle introduction to coasteering in Dunbar for juniors, families or adults. Join our experienced instructors guiding you along the coast. Get ready for rock pooling, wildlife identifying, swimming, jumping, snorkelling and climbing.

Coasteering Scotland

Coasteer Adventurer

Adult & Junior

This Coasteer is for more adventurous adults, older juniors and families who are confident in the water. Lessons include an experienced Coast to Coast guide and top of the range equipment! Explore channels, caves and the inter-tidal environment.

Coasteer explorer

A gentle introduction to coasteering for juniors, families or adults. Join our experienced instructors guiding you along the coast.

  • Rock pooling, wildlife identifying, swimming, jumping, snorkelling and climbing
  • Great for inexperienced adults, juniors and families looking for their first adventures navigating the intertidal zone
  • Dunbar is a fantastic Coasteering location with amazing variety of geology and wildlife
  • We are approved by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service
  • All safety equipment and high quality wetsuits provided
  • Great for families and groups
  • Check availability in the calendar
  • Book online in few easy steps

Coasteering adventurer

This Coasteer is for more adventurous adults, older juniors and families who are confident in the water. Lessons include a friendly Coast to Coast qualified instructor and top of the range equipment!

  • Exploring channels, caves and the intertidal environment
  • Learning climbing skills and correct jumping technique from different heights
  • Gaining swim, rope and safety skills
  • Great for building water confidence and even more of a buzz in waves!
  • Wildlife education
  • Approved by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service
  • All safety equipment and high quality wetsuits provided
  • Great for families and groups
  • Check availability in the calendar
  • Book online in few easy steps

Requirements

Minimum age is 7 years old. Juniors under 10yrs must be very confident and accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. All participants must be able to swim 100 meters unaided.

Duration

Lessons last two hours.

Location

We are based at Belhaven Surf Centre, next to the south side of Belhaven Beach.

Equipment

We provide all safety equipment and re-enforced wetsuits.

Group Size

Maximum 8 to 1 instructor.

Conditions

In the event of big swell or extreme weather we offer alternative sport, rescheduling, voucher or a refund.

FAQs

Standard sessions last for two hours. This is from the lesson start time to finish time in the water. Please allow roughly 15-30mins extra for the walk back and changing.

We offer 1 instructor to 8 customers. For coasteering, we do not offer private classes.

Yes, swim costume, towel and sunscreen

We provide excellent wetsuits and accessories appropriate to conditions so you are warm and comfortable throughout the year.  Safety equipment is provided for coasteering classes.

If you are more cautious or new to coasteering we recommend the explorer – if you are more experienced or adventurous – please join the adventurer.

For all lessons and hires we require all participants to be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres unaided.

Yes, we provide experienced staff and all routes are risk assessed. All activities on a coasteer are optional and should you wish not to do a jump or climb you do not need too.

No unfortunately. Although we know of people that participate while pregnant perfectly happily our company policy is not to allow this.

Belhaven Surf Centre. Coasteering classes take part along the Dunbar coastline.

Find your surf level

Surf coaching can help you improve quickly but it’s important to start at the right level.

We have 4 stages of development: beginner, improver, intermediate and advanced.

The way we teach, where and what we offer varies depending on your level.

Beginner

Ideal for?

  • Those new to the sport of surfing
  • Those who have surfed before but struggle to catch or stand in white water waves

Aims: To have fun surfing safely while developing your technique and knowledge – becoming a white water warrior!

Availability: Daily lessons subject to waves.

Beginner +

Ideal for?

  • Those with experience of surfing white water.
  • Those who can stand up on a surf board

Aims: To have fun surfing safely while developing control, learning speed and turning techniques.

Availability: Daily lessons subject to waves.

Improver

Ideal for? 

  • Those who can catch waves and stand with good posture consistently and in control in white water
  • Those who are surfing unbroken waves but are struggling to catch unbroken waves, trim along or control speed.

Aims: To catch more unbroken waves and surf with control while developing your technique and knowledge. Become a green wave glider!

Availability: Weekly lessons subject to waves.

Intermediate

Ideal for?

  • Those that can surf with control along both big and small unbroken waves.
  • For those that wish to improve their technique on unbroken waves.

Aims: To improve how you surf an unbroken wave going higher, lower, further and deeper. Develop better body dynamics on the board.

Availability: Bespoke surf & surf skate lessons with a senior instructor. Development courses and tours.