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Rockpool Rambles

The best way to learn about Polzeath’s rockpool inhabitants!

The rockpool rambles are informative, fun and definitely the best way to discover what creatures live in Polzeath’s rockpools. They're great at educating all ages of the public, about the importance of our marine creatures and their habitats. Below are just a few of the amazing things you might find.


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

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

For more information about booking, please see here.

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Breadcrumb Sponge


Sand Hopper

Wooly Sheep Slug

Stalked Jellyfish


Rag Worm


Common Prawn

Necklace snail eggs (top), Welk eggs (left), Mermaids purse (right)




Buoy Barnacle

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Dahlia anemone

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Light bulb Sea Squirt

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Morcellium argus Sea Squirt

Weaver Fish

Cushion Star

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Dog whelk eggs

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Cuttle fish eggs

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Spiny star


Green Sea Urchin

Sea Hare eggs

Strawberry Anemone

Celtic Sea Slug

White ruffed sea slug

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Polycera quadrilineata Sea Slug

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Snakelock Anemone

Moon Jellyfish

Limpets, Grey Top Shells, and Beadlet Anemones

Brittle star

Sea Hare


Shore crab

Newly moulted shore crab by its old moult

Spider crab

St.Pirans Hermit crab

Velvet Swimming crab (The Devil Crab!)

Edible (Pasty) crab

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Montagus (Bodybuilder) crab

Hermit crab

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