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Swim Special - Port Gaverne Caves

swim - Up to 5 people


"The dark side of the bay".

2.6km looped swimming route starting and ending at Port Gaverne. Swimming out from our HQ at Port Gaverne we turn right around Castle Rock and head out of sight. From here we'll explore the gullies, caves, inlets and blowholes on our way to the turn around at Tresungers point (popular hangout for hundreds of sea birds such as Guillemots, Fulmars and Cormorants). On our way back we'll take a shortcut through "The Gut" and pop out back in the bay at Port Gaverne where we'll head to the beach for a hot drink.

It can get pretty lively in and around the rocks so please ensure you're confident in your swim ability and are comfortable being in the sea.

What are the swim specials all about?

Experience the beauty of the Cornish coastline from the water, swimming between sheltered, secluded, coves and staring up at majestic cliffs. Our Swim specials are designed to cater for those swimmers wanting to explore beyond the confines of the bays and experience swimming sections of otherwise inaccessible coastline with other like-minded swimmers. We seek to provide an opportunity for swimmers to complete point A to point B swims or iconic loops in the North Cornwall area.


This is very much a social swim, nobody gets left behind and we'll take regular breaks to re-group, chat and take in the stunning scenery. Sea swimming can be more taxing than it's flat water cousins so ensure that you are confident of completing the distance before signing up.


All of our guided swims will begin with a discussion about conditions, safety and route options. Followed by a short acclimatization, and then we'll be on our way. You will be led by a qualified open water coach(es) and lifeguard(s) who will paddle alongside you, providing support, encouragement, navigation an will carry anything you may need during the swim.

Not for you?

If this sounds like too much or too little, or perhaps you want to swim supported for a particular distance /time or pace, then perhaps you should consider booking a private/1:1 session with us - see private guided swim adventure for more details.

What to bring

  1. Footwear for the walk back (or hire wetsuit boots from us).
  2. Wetsuit
  3. Goggles
  4. Swim Hat
  5. Tow float (if you have one)
  6. Towel & warm clothes (for after)


Physical requirements

  1. Can swim 400m front crawl unaided < 12 mins.
  2. Some experience of swimming in open water (sea preferably).
  3. Can walk up to 1 mile on uneven terrain.


Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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£25 per person
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