Friday, 30 July 2010


A summer of seashore safaris is underway along the Thanet coastline, where you can find out about the creatures that lurk in our rockpools.

All the sessions are free and are suitable for 4 to 14 year olds, but are great for the whole family to join in with. Each safari lasts for two hours and anyone coming along should wear appropriate clothes for the weather on the day and waterproof footwear. All equipment and information sheets are provided.

The remaining seashore safaris take place at the following dates and times at the following venues:

Monday 2 August, 10am, Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs
Tuesday 3 August, 11am, Stone Bay, Broadstais
Wednesday 4 August, 11am, Joss Bay, Broadstairs
Thursday 5 August, 1pm, Botany Bay, Broadstairs
Friday 6 August, 3pm, Walpole Bay, Cliftonville

Thursday 12 August, 9am, Westbrook Bay (west side), Margate
Friday 13 August, 9am, St. Mildred’s Bay, Westgate

Monday 16 August, 11.30am, Eascliff, Ramsgate
Tuesday 17 August, 11am, Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs
Wednesday 18 August, 12pm, Joss Bay, Broadstairs
Thursday 19 August, 2pm, Louisa Bay, Broadstairs
Friday 20 August, 4pm, Western Undercliff, Ramsgate

There is even a special evening seashore safari especially for nippers, taking place on Monday 23 August at 6.30pm, meeting at the Droit House. It will explore the rocks behind Margate Harbour. Captain Crabby will also take families out for a Rockpool Ramble on Sunday 29 August at 9.30am at Minnis Bay, Birchington.

Thanet Coast Project Manager Tony Child said: “Our seashore safaris are always hugely popular throughout the summer. They’re a great way of introducing children and young people to the wonderful variety of creatures for which the internationally important ‘North East European marine site’ is their home. Children are great explorers and although there are no guarantees, on many occasions in the past, we’ve found various unusual creatures for people to see at close up! You just never know what you might find on our beautiful coast.”

These activities are run with support from the Big Lottery Fund and a team of Thanet Coast Project volunteers and staff. To book for any of these activities and more, visit

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