Dive into Polzeath Marine Discovery Day!
Love Polzeath? Prepare to be amazed at the Polzeath Marine Discovery Day on Thursday 30th May, 11:00 until 16:00. What better way to entertain the family during half-term than with a FREE, FUN and FASINATING day out to the beautiful Polzeath beach!
Polzeath Marine Discovery Day is a day to celebrate and explore! Join our marine experts who will be holding stalls on the beach. Rebekah Scott, seasonal ranger for the Group, says ‘this is a wonderful opportunity to discover the mystery of its amazing marine life that makes Polzeath so special! The public can visit the ‘Seaweed Supermarket,’ rescue a dolphin, and scavenge along the strandline to win prizes!’ Join the National Trust at their beach marquee for a variety of craft activities, including to enter the grand sand sculpture competition – see below for some ideas from previous competitions for inspiration!
Experts from organisations such as Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Marine Biological Association, National Trust, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Shark Trust, RSPB, Cornwall Seal Group and Beach Care will be present at the event with displays, stalls and activities to engage the public in our wonderful sea. Rebekah continues ‘along with the fantastic stalls we have on offer, our brilliant Marine Centre will be open to the public where people can get creative at the Salty Animation Station, make your Wish on a Wave, check out the Tank and place your bid in the Silent Auction!’.
The event has been organised by Polzeath Marine Conservation Group (PMCG) who actively support Polzeath Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (PVMCA). The PVMCA includes the ‘inter-tidal areas’ between the headland points of Pentire and Trebetherick, and the splash zone from Baby Bay to Pentire Point. At low tide, the exposed rocks on either side of Polzeath beach combine to form one of North Cornwall’s largest inter-tidal areas. This ‘oasis’ of rock provides a habitat that supports a wealth of important and delicate marine wildlife. Learn how you can help protect this important marine environment and discover what makes it so unique. The public can end the day by joining us on our Big Rock Pool Ramble, be guided across the rock pools at low tide and uncover mysterious and amazing creatures from starfish to sea slugs.
The whole family can have fun and get creative. No age limit, no need to book, just join us at the beach and at Polzeath Marine Centre! If the weather is not on our side then we shall all be at the Tubestation. If you want to go on the Big Rock Pool Ramble do wear suitable clothing and footwear that are secure and you don’t mind getting wet (no crocks or flip-flps!).
Find out more:
Phone: 07779 896650
Facebook: Polzeath Marine Conservation Group and Centre