Tombstoning involves jumping or diving into water from a great height. It’s extremely dangerous because water depth changes with the tide, so the water may be shallower than it looks. Submerged items may not be visible and can cause serious injury or paralysis if you hit them. The shock of cold water may also make it difficult to swim and strong currents can sweep you away.

If jumping off cliffs appeals to you, try coasteering with a registered provider with the necessary training and equipment to make the experience both safe and enjoyable. Find out more at the NationalCoasteeringCharter.org.uk.

How to stay safe: