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Sea Watch October Survey - Clevedon "Porpoises and Poetry"

Location: Clevedon Pier, The Beach, Clevedon, BS21 7QR
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

Entrance to Clevedon Pier


9:00am - 11:00am
A static map of Sea Watch October Survey - Clevedon "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 Sea Watch 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.


Phone number


FREE (if the Pier is open will be surveying from there - you will need £3 to pay for access to the Pier)

Additional booking information

Booking is essential so that we can contact you prior to the event if there are any change of plans.

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


This event is suitable for people with reduced mobility. However if  the Pier is closed we will be walking to nearby Ladye Bay. We will contact you about the survey location nearer the time.

Wheelchair access

YES (dependent on access to Pier)

What to bring

If the Pier is open you will need £3 to pay for access to the pier. If it is not we will walk to nearby Ladye Bay. 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 and a cafe and shop on the pier or in the town.  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

Free parking along the sea front


Accessible toilet

Contact us

Mark Ward
Contact number: 07880754750