Meaning of coasteering in English:


Pronunciation /kəʊˈstɪərɪŋ/


mass nounBritish
  • The sport or activity of exploring a rocky coastline by climbing, jumping, and swimming.

    ‘the more adventurous can try some of the various outdoor leisure activities, such as windsurfing, coasteering, kayaking, diving, or surfing’
    • ‘In some cases the locals are even inventing new sports for themselves - coasteering, for example.’
    • ‘A combination of climbing, scrambling and swimming, coasteering has proved one of the most popular activities at the centre, especially with families.’
    • ‘Not all are extreme, although later this year nerves will be tested as several of them head for Devon to have a go at coasteering which involves jumping off high cliffs into the sea.’
    • ‘Stay in a lovely cottage near the coast, explore the beaches, caves, rugged coastline and castles or have some real adventures quad biking, kayaking or even coasteering!’
    • ‘The adrenaline might well start pumping when you find that a weekend of coasteering will cost you £184, though it does include equipment and full-board accommodation.’
    • ‘Coasteering is about really exploring the shore up close - but it's not about taking risks.’


Blend of coast and mountaineering.