Rock Pool Rambles

The best way to learn about Polzeath’s rock pool inhabitants!

The rock pool rambles are informative, fun and definitely the best way to discover what creatures live in Polzeath’s rock pools. Below are just a few of the ‘things’ you might find.... (Scroll horizontally for more photos.)


This year we have adjusted our events into rockpool bingo sessions due to COVID-19 regulations, to keep you and our volunteers safe. We are taking family/ household groups with one volunteer per group, so spaces are limited. Contact us for bookings! 

2013 saw our first Easy Access rock pool ramble. This event was a great success and something we plan to run annually from now on - enabling those who can not access or find the the rocky terrain difficult - to learn on location.


When rock pooling, please remember the seashore code of conduct and to stay safe.

(See the Marine Conservation page for more information on the seashore code).

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Dahlia anemone

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St.Pirans Hermit crab

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Star Ascidian

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Spider crab


Cuttle fish eggs


Weaver Fish

Cushion Star

South clawed hermit

Clavelina lepadiformis

Spiny star

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Doris pseudoargus

Sidnyum turbinatum

Dog whelk eggs

Polycera quadrilineata

Onchidella celtica

White ruffed sea slug

Female shore crab

Newly moulted shore crab by moult