Try Coasteering at GTown Surf School


Coasteering is G-Town Surf Schools newest adventure activity, but what is it?!


This adventure journey involves a combination of adventure swimming through some of natures wonders such as sea caves, blow holes and sea arches. Get the chance to jump and dive off rocky out crops and the various sea cliffs encountered to explore the huge variety of sea life along your safely guided adventure journey. It’s the perfect activity if the surf goes flat!

GTown Coasteering

Come and learn about sea-weeds while traversing the Garretstown Coastline in this new high octane activity and identify the coastlines creepy crawlies! Test your adventure swimming skills as you explore the wonders of the waves swishing you about through the caves along the way and scramble for the heights only to leap off again!

Coasteering can be as adventurous and/or as educational as you want it to be. We can make it as mildly or adventurously exciting as you wish and what ever happens, we ensure your safety, enjoyment and learn something new each time.


Level 1 Coasteering

This trip is priced at €30 pp.

Meet us on Garrettstown beach where we will explore the local coastline from the beach. Jump into some of our splash pools and feel the mild swell wash the cob webs away! Check out the 'Devils Hole' at the end of 'No Light Tunnel' and explore 'Rocky Bay' having swum through the 'Blue Arch'. Chance a leap of faith off 'Shark Rock' and splash every one of your friends!

We will guide you along the whole way and teach you the variety of flora and fauna encountered. Open your eyes and mouth over 'Moon Hole' where a wave will power up and blow your mind away!

The Old Head of Kinsale is home to some of widest variety of Sea Birds seen in Ireland. Come and see the Fulmars, Razorbills, Gannets and Kittiwakes as well as the variety of Gulls.

GTown Coasteering

Concerned about Safety?

Don't be.


From our side - Your adventure guide is a fully qualified Beach lifeguards/Experienced Coasteering Guides equipped with a water tight back pack with the necessary safety equipment . We will give you with a buoyancy aid and helmet before you advance on your adventure trip along the coast.

From your side – You will be exploring the coastline which means you will be getting wet thus needing a level of water confidence. You don't need to be an Olympic swimmer but we do want you to be competent enough to make your way through some of the rock pools and arches that you encounter.

COASTEERING is for over 12 year olds,who are confident and competent in the water...

What to do now?!

So have we sold it to you?! Thought so... Now, what do you need to do?!

Gather up a towel, swimming togs, an old pair of runners and old pair of shorts that you can wear over the wet-suit.

First give us a call on 087 8768549 or e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your trip and come on down to G-Town School!!


Garrettstown - Getting There



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- From Cork -

Garrettstown beach is about 35 minutes drive from Cork city just outside the town of Kinsale and village of Ballinspittle. You can find it easily by driving out past Cork airport and following the signs for Kinsale. As you arrive in Kinsale, drive out along the quay and pass the Marina and Hotels. As you drive out along the Bandon river road you will see a large bridge. Cross over the bridge and stay right heading for the Old Head of Kinsale / Ballinspittle. You then arrive at a large cross roads, where you turn left and you can either get to Garrettstown via the Old Head or Ballinspittle village.

- From Clonakilty -

As you drive out of Clonakilty heading for Cork city there is a turn off to the right at the Shannon Vale factory and head towards Timoleague. As you arrive in Timoleague follow the signs for Ballinspittle village and then on to Garrettstown. The drive takes about 25 minutes.

    Coordinates: N 51° 38.6' 42" W 8º 34' 45.8"

About GTown Surf School

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Welcome to our website where you can find out all about our Surf School at Garretstown (Gtown for short!), Co. Cork. Our site is also a resource for surfing information at Gtown and in Cork.

You can check out lots of cool stuff from todays waves to lessons, camps, boards and the latest Surf news!

Our Surf School started in 2004 with just a few boards and a bunch of enthusiasm! Since then we have grown and many stoked people have learned to surf with us. Kids, Teens, Adults, Mom’s & Dad’s, no matter who you are it’s never too late to start surfing! With Gtown, we’ll show you all the tricks and tools to enjoy Irelands fastest growing Sport!

Our Surfing Ethos

Gtown Surf School is a fully approved Irish Surfing Association Surf School, we take great pride in offering our customers a great surfing experience both on and off the water. Every customer is important to us no matter what their surfing ability.

We believe in Learning to Surf safely, with respect to the ocean & others and with expert tuition!

Surfing has experienced huge growth in Ireland over the last few years, some say too much but here at Gtown we pride ourselves on encouraging people to learn to surf through the correct progressions and to observe safe surfing practice and knowing the rules in the water. In a sense, to become an accomplished surfer you need to serve a Surf apprenticeship.

Every time you hit the water can be fun and gainful but respect for local surfers, the beach and safety are paramount. Through our system of guided Improver lessons our customers can not fastrack but gain a clearer understanding of how to become an accomplished surfer that can enjoy the fabulous coastline that Ireland is blessed with.

So that’s the Deal folks, we offer a complete package for Surfing at Gtown, drop us an email, give us a call or “High 5!” us the next time we meet you in the water.


Surfs up !!!

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Surf 2 HealSurf 2 Heal

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