National Marine Week

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National Marine Week is a nationwide celebration of all things marine and there is lots happening in the local area to get involved in. Despite the name, it actually lasts for 15 fun-filled days to allow for the variation in tide times around the country.

This year in Cornwall, the week will be celebrated from 30th July to 7th August. Across the country there will be a range of rockpool rambles, snorkels, beach cleans and more.

The events are being hosted by members of the Your Shore Network which is made up of 17 community-led marine conservation groups across Cornwall, as well as Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s very own marine experts.

Have a look below at our top picks for family events running in North Cornwall.


Radical Rockpool Ramble

Sunday 7th August

Sea Spray, 14 Esplanade Rd, Newquay, TR7 1QA

Join Newquay Marine Conservation Group for a radical rockpool ramble at Fistral Beach. Be prepared for some rummaging in the shallows!


Rockpooling Taster Day

Sunday 31st July

Widemouth Beach, Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0AH

Join Bude Marine Group (BMG) for an afternoon of learning all about Widemouth's shoreline - part of National Marine Week.


Explore the Shore

Monday 1st August

Coastguard Station, Hannafore Beach, Marine Drive, West Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2DJ

Join Cornwall Wildlife Trust for an underwater guided tour. You'll explore our Cornish coastline like never before!


Trevone Bay Rockpool Ramble

Tuesday 2nd August

Trevone Bay Beach, Padstow, Cornwall, TR8 4BU

Join 7 Bays Marine Conservation Group and Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Conservation Officer Matt Slater for a rockpool ramble!


Seaquest Sunday

Sunday 7th August

Towan Headland, Headland Rd, Newquay, TR7 1HN

Join Newquay Marine Group (NMG) for a Seaquest Southwest Survey at Towan Headland!


Polzeath Rockpool Ramble

Tuesday 2nd August

Polzeath beach, Wadebridge, PL27 6SP

Join Polzeath Marine Conservation Group (PMCG) for a rockpool ramble and learn all about the different species found in our coastal waters!