Grab a bucket and your sandals, or your wellies, and explore the top 50 things to discover on the beach. Find ancient fossils, discover snails’ secret trapdoors and create your own miniature rockpool. You can also:
- Make your own plankton net.
- Find a starfish’s bottom.
- Hunt for mermaid’s purses.
- Undertake the slimy tentacle challenge …
This lively, interactive book will inspire children – and adults – to seize the moment and explore the wonderful world of Britain’s beaches.
Heather Buttivant is a writer and educator who specialises in introducing people to the mysterious wildlife beneath the Cornish waves. She has previously authored Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides, also published by September Publishing. Her popular blog, Cornish Rock Pools, won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Blog of the Year Award in 2017 and she has appeared on BBC Countryfile. She is often found crawling through seaweed wearing waders or running children's events for Cornwall Wildlife Trust in her 'I love sea slugs' t-shirt.
"Marvellous [...] a thoughtful, enlightening and entertaining read."
– BBC Wildlife Magazine
"Entrancing [...] You can almost feel the sun on your face and taste the salt air."
– Julie Hatcher, author of The Essential Guide to Rockpooling