10 outdoor activities and experiences perfect for one last summer adventure

Not ready to say goodbye to summer? Make the most of the next few weeks with these unforgettable outdoor activities and adventure experiences.

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still time for a few more adventures before the long evenings and sunnier days are behind us.

With that in mind, we’ve put together the ultimate adventure bucket list, to help you see summer in style. From epic water sports to thrilling activities at height, it’s sure to help you plan some exciting experiences before summer ends.

Rockshore is all about making the most of summer and has organized many All Out Summer Adventures to help you do just that.

Taking place in Mayo and Dublin, Rockshore’s All Out Summer coastal trips are packed with exciting outdoor activities. Each trip features paddleboarding, kitesurfing and plenty of exciting adventures during the day, followed by live entertainment and a few refreshing pints of Rockshore in the evening.

With that in mind, here are some exciting outdoor activities and experiences to try before summer ends…


For thrill seekers looking to test their bravery, a thrilling abseiling experience is sure to be the perfect day out. Unique Ascent, based in Donegal, will allow you to abseil from any cliff or building (subject to owner permission, of course) of your choosing, making this the perfect opportunity to descend from n any local landmark in the area.

kite surfing

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at kitesurfing? Now is your chance! Rockshore and Big Style are running a Coastal Adventure Trip to Mayo this summer which features an itinerary packed with amazing watersports including kitesurfing along the Achill Coast. More on this HERE.


If you’re looking for an active day coupled with stunning panoramic views, a day spent rock climbing along an Irish coastline will certainly do the trick. Covering everyone from beginners to experienced climbers, Go Beyond Adventure offers thrilling climbing sessions at Dalkey Quarry.


Looking to try your hand at some exciting water sports before summer ends? Ireland has no shortage of beaches with incredible waves to surf on, but if you’re a beginner, Tramore Surf School in Waterford offers lessons for beginners who want to try their hand at the sport.

scuba diving

If you want to delve a little deeper into your local coastline, scuba diving is sure to take your next beach trip to a new level. If you’re looking to explore Dublin’s coastline up close, Ocean Divers offer regular boat dives in and around Dublin Bay.

Zipped lining

If you want to take in scenic landscapes from a new perspective this summer, a treetop zipline adventure might be the perfect option for you. Zipit.ie offers zipline experiences in Dublin, Cork and Roscommon, ideal for those looking for thrilling experiences at height before the summer ends.

Mountain bike

Mountain biking is the perfect way to explore Ireland’s incredible landscapes while enjoying an active and challenging day. There are plenty of mountain bike trails in Ireland so you are spoiled for choice, but Biking.ie has a tour on the Ticknock Bike Trail that can be tailored to your skill level.

paddle board

If you’re looking for a slower activity that lets you explore the coastline from a new perspective, paddleboarding is the perfect day out for you and your friends. Rockshore has partnered with Big Style to organize the ultimate paddle boarding adventure in Dún Laoghaire, and you can read more about it HERE.


For all the watersports fans looking to try something different, wakeboarding might be your new favorite summer sport. WakenSki in Meath offers wakeboarding and waterskiing experiences for everyone from beginners to the more experienced.


If you want an active day that combines land, water and aerial activities, coasteering is the ultimate summer adventure. Real Adventure Connemara combines swimming, rock climbing and cliff jumping, all in one epic adventure along the Atlantic coast.

Learn more about Rockshore’s All Out Summer Adventures HERE.

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