Explore rockpool wildlife at Thanet Seashore Safaris

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Explore Thanet’s chalk rocky shore for its fascinating rockpool wildlife at a series of sea safaris this summer, 

Identification sheet and equipment is provided and there is help on hand to identify  finds. Wear suitable footwear for rocks and rockpools (eg wetshoes, crocks or wellies!) and wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day (water/windproof if wet/windy; or cover up, hat or suncream, if sunny). 

All events last for up to two hours and are suitable for all the family, but particularly 4-11-year-olds. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Suggested donation of £1 or £2 per person (adults & children!)

A ‘first come, first served’ booking scheme takes place at the start of each event


Monday, August 5, 9:30am – St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate (CT8 8TP). Meet/Sign-in: Promenade near cafes & slope to the beach.

Tuesday, August 6, 10am –  Eastcliff, Ramsgate (CT11 8DG) Meet/Sign-in: Lower promenade, north end of car park (Marina Esplanade)

Wednesday, August 7, 11:00 am – Western Undercliff, Ramsgate (CT11 9PH). Meet/Sign-in: Besides small tidal pool (west of the beaches).Royal Harbour Approach.

 Friday, August 9, 12:30pm – Walpole Bay, Cliftonville (CT9 3HF). Meet/Sign-in: Lower promenade car park; east side of Walpole tidal pool.

 Sunday, August 18, 8am – Stone Bay, Broadstairs (CT10 1DP). Meet/Sign-in: Lower promenade bottom of steps (& toilet) down from Eastern Esplanade

Monday, August 19, 8:30am – Joss Bay, Broadstairs (CT10 3PG). Meet/Sign-in: On beach, near bottom of main access slope onto beach.

Tuesday, August 20, 9am – Botany Bay, Broadstairs (CT10 3LG). Meet/Sign-in: On beach besides Botany Bay kiosk (near bottom of the steps)

Wednesday, August 21, 9am – Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs (CT10 1TA). Meet/Sign-in: On lower promenade, at southern end (near slope down to the beach)

Thursday, August 22 Aug, 9:30am – Nayland Rock, Margate Main Sands (CT9 1XN). Meet/Sign-in: Promenade besides Nayland Rock Shelter (west of toilets)

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Read here: Emptying of the Walpole Bay Tidal Pool reveals a bounty of marine life