Children rock pooling

Easter fun by the sea

2 minute read

Taking a trip to the coast this Easter break? We’ve put together a list of some great seaside activities you can get up to whilst you’re there.

Big Seaweed Search

Student during Big Seaweed Search on Rottingdean beach Kate Whitton

Credit: Kate Whitton

It may be a bit slippery and slimy, but seaweed can tell us important information about how our climate is changing. If you're headed to the coast, become a citizen scientist and help us with our work. It's simple, download our Big Seaweed Search guide, note down what you find and then let us know.

Beach Clean

Volunteers at Great British Beach Clean on Rottingdean beach Billy Barraclough

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Help us to protect marine life and the ocean by doing a beach clean. You can join in and volunteer at a beach clean happening near you or even organise your own.


Children rock pooling

Explore and nerd-out over the weird and wonderful creatures you find inhabiting the rockpools. Check out our Rockpooling Guide full of tips on how to get started and information on the creatures you might find.

Seashore Safari

Children volunteers litter picking at the Great British Beach Clean on Rottingdean Beach 2020

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Explore and identify natural finds from the shore with our Seashore Safari Guide. The perfect beach companion, our guide introduces commonly-found shells and other natural artefacts. Can you see how many seashore treasures you can find?

Spot a jellyfish?

compass Jane Drew.jpg

Credit: Jane Drew

If you spot a jellyfish whilst you're at the coast, we want to hear about it! You can identify the jellyfish you see using our guide and report it through our wildlife sightings page.