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Sea Watch August Survey - Hurlstone Point "Porpoises and Poetry"

Location: Hurlstone Point, National Trust Car park, Bossington, Somerset, TA24 8HF
Survey for porpoises, dolphins and seals with optional creative writing and drawing! This event has been fully assessed for COVID safety.

Event details

Meeting point

National Trust Car Park, Bossington


11:00am - 2:00pm
A static map of Sea Watch August Survey - Hurlstone Point "Porpoises and Poetry"

About the event

One of a monthly series of two hour surveys for porpoises, dolphins and other marine life being carried out along the Somerset and North Somerset Coast throughout this year and next year. Run in conjunction with Somerset Wildlife Trust's Somerset's Brilliant Coast Project and the SeaWatch Foundation. No previous knowledge or training is required as experts and ID guides will be available. A YouTube Somerset SeaWatch Training Video is available. It is useful (but not essential) to view this prior to attending your first survey.

Be Creative: We will also encourage you to use the opportunity, whilst sitting in this beautiful spot, to do some poetry, creative writing or even some sketching (entirely optional!).

COVID Safety: The event has been adapted and fully risk assessed in the light of ongoing COVID safety guidance. Spaces are limited and booking is essential.




Suggested donation

Donations toward the work of the Somerset Wildlife Trust gratefully received

Additional booking information

You will be sent full details of how to make the event safe and enjoyable once you register. If you are attending with a friend or family members, each member of your party must provide their name and contact details when booking (for ‘track and trace’ purposes). Spaces will be limited to ensure compliance with maximum group sizes for outdoor events and to allow social distancing to be applied during the survey. Only those named participants who have booked in advance will be allowed to take part. Do not attend the event if you feel unwell or if you have been in contact with people with COVID symptoms (see government advice).

Know before you go


Under effective control


This event is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. There is a 30 minute walk from the car park along a footpath with uneven terrain and a steep gradient and steps. There are toilets at the car park.

Wheelchair access


What to bring

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Bring snacks and something to drink too. You will be staying in one spot for several hours. You may also wish to bring a ‘sit mat’. There are toilets in the car park.  A good pair of binoculars is highly recommended. Unfortunately, we are currently not able to lend you our own binoculars. You might also wish to bring a notebook or sketch book to do some creative work in + some pencils. 

Please bring your own hand sanitiser. We intend to stay outdoors and socially distance throughout the survey, but please bring a mask if you wish to (optional).

Parking information

Parking is the pay and display National Trust car park (free for National Trust members)


Picnic area

Contact us

Mark Ward
Contact number: 07880754750