Crab by Angela Thomas

Crab by Angela Thomas 

Eco-crabbing, how to catch and handle seashore crabs without harming them

Crabbing the eco-friendly way without harm to wildlife. Family event at Kimmeridge.

Event details


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About the event

Join us for eco-crabbing on the seashore in Kimmeridge Bay. Find out how to catch seashore crabs without harming them or the other marine life that lives with them, and learn how to look after your catch. Discover the different types of crab to be found at Kimmeridge as well as lots of fun crabby facts. This is a guided event for families. Everything you need is provided and the crab line is yours to take home with you. The event is carried out at the waters' edge and is not suitable for under 3 year olds. You can also help us to learn more about crabs by recording your finds using the Crab Watch app. Crab Watch is a citizen science initiative to learn about the changing distribution of native and non-native crabs. For more information and to download the app please visit: . If you would like to take part in this survey, we recommend that you download the app prior to your visit.



Costs for the event are £5 per child (accompanying adults free) and include a crab line which is yours to keep.

Additional booking information

Not suitable for under 3s. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is weather dependent - phone the Wild Seas Centre on 01929 481044 if unsure. For health & safety reasons we cannot accept late-comers - please arrive on time. This event includes walking over uneven and sometimes slippery rocks therefore sturdy shoes or wellingtons are essential. Everything you need for crabbing is provided. No need to book!

Know before you go

Parking information

Please be aware that access to Kimmeridge Bay is via a private road for which a toll of £5 per car is charged by Smedmore Estate (charges vary for other types of vehicle). Park in the main car park and follow the footpath to the east side of the bay.

Contact us

Contact number: 01929 481044