ShoreSearch Minehead

ShoreSearch October Survey - St Audries Bay

Location: Home Farm Holiday Centre, West Quantoxhead, TA4 4DP
National citizen science survey of intertidal habitats - followed by optional tea & cake to look at the whole year's survey data.

Event details

Meeting point

Home Farm Holiday Centre Car Park


11.00 to 15.00 followed by tea & cake (venue tbc) from 15.30 to 17.00
A static map of ShoreSearch October Survey - St Audries Bay

About the event

Join our team of local volunteers to carry out a seashore survey as part of an ongoing survey of intertidal habitats along the Somerset coast. The data are being collated as part of a national survey being carried out by Wildlife Trusts across the UK. You do not need to have any prior experience of ecological survey work or of seashore ecology as there will be experts on hand to assist you.  Both complete beginners and people already trained in the ShoreSearch methods are very welcome. Somerset Wildlife Trust will provide all the sampling kit, survey sheets and identification guides.

After this survey there will be the option of having tea and cake in a neighbouring eating establishment (venue to be confirmed) to have a look at the results of all the survey's done over 2020, to discuss and celebrate interesting findings and to plan for 2021.




Additional booking information

If you have not already done so through the ShoreSearch volunteer group, use the above email to be added to the group and to book your place on this and any other ShoreSearch events. It is essential you have booked so that we can contact you with further details or changes to plans before the survey.

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


Seashore survey work often involves negotiating uneven terrain, clambering over potentially slippery, muddy and seaweed cover rocks and boulders and wading in rock pools. Unfortunately such work is not suitable for people with limited mobility

Wheelchair access


What to bring

We will be out on often quite exposed shores for up to 4 hours often not near toilets and other facilities, THERE ARE NO TOILETS NEAR THIS LOCATION. You will need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing for the time of year: warm and waterproof layers, gloves, hats and scarves in the colder months or adequate sun protection in the summer - and often both! Wellington boots or stout, waterproof walking boots are required (please do not wear no shoes). Bring something to drink and refreshments to sustain you.

Parking information

Pay and display parking at Home Farm Holiday Centre. Take turning to Home Farm off the Doniford Road

Contact us

Mark Ward
Contact number: 07880754750