Our first coasteering adventure
Coasteering is an adventurous activity at the seaside. Where you will explore places that most people will only photograph from the coastal path. You will get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful, rugged and exciting sections of coastline that Scotland has to offer, and it is on Edinburgh’s doorstep. Coasteering truly is taking your Scottish adventure to new heights!
Our first time coasteering at Shell Bay
My boyfriend and I are from the Hebrides and we came to Edinburgh and heard of Intrepidus Outdoors through a friend. We had experienced coasteering before in the Hebrides, and enjoyed it very much and thought it would be awesome to explore a new place on the east coast, so Intrepidus Outdoors seemed the perfect choice.
We met Ross and he gave us some pretty heavy duty and colourful wetsuits, boots, buoyancy aids, helmets and we were off to Shell Bay in Fife. We had never been to this part of Scotland before and after getting all kitted up we headed To the beach. We were met by beautiful scenery and coastline in front of us. Here Ross told us this is where we were going to explore.
We headed down to the beach to get a feel for the temperature of the water, yes it was cold but our wetsuits were surprisingly warm and comfortable.
We headed round under the cliffs and found a section where we explored a cave, we entered and then had to climb up and out of the back to get out, which was great fun.
There were little pot holes everywhere just like natural hot tubs carved out of the rock that we were chilling in and seeing which ones we could fit into. There were some small gullys and awesome cliffs to jump off. I was a little apprehensive of jumping off great heights but ross was there to encourage and support me. But we started at small ones and gradually got as big as I was comfortable with. When looking back at the distance we had coved, it didn’t seem like we had gone very far but there were so many nooks and crannies everywhere we could have been there all day exploring the coast, it was stunning.
We both had a fantastic day with Intrepidus Outdoors and can’t wait to go back to try out some of the other activities they provide.
Love Jen x
Who are we | Intrepidus Outdoors
Intrepidus Outdoors is an outdoor activities and adventure tourism provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in outdoor activities such as canyoning, mountain biking, and coasteering and deliver these across Scotland and the North of England.