Sea Watch November Survey - Brean Down "Porpoises and Poetry"

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Sea Watch November Survey - Brean Down "Porpoises and Poetry"

Location: Brean Down, Coast Road, Brean, Somerset, TA8 2RS
Survey for porpoises, dolphins and seals with optional creative writing and drawing! This event has been fully assessed for COVID safety.

Event details


10:30am - 1:30pm
A static map of Sea Watch November Survey - Brean Down "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.




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


To get to the survey site at the end of the Brean Down headline involves walking up a large number of steep steps (alternatively there is a longer sloping path) so unfortunately this event would be unsuitable for people with limited mobility. 

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



Contact us

Mark Ward
Contact number: 07880 754750