Archie rockpooling at Kimmeridge © Futerra

Archie rockpooling at Kimmeridge © Futerra

Rockpool Ramble

A guided rockpool ramble in Kimmeridge Bay to discover wildlife on the seashore. 

Event details

Meeting point

Outside the centre


2:30pm - 4:00pm
A static map of Rockpool Ramble

About the event

Join a warden as we wander along the beach to discover what fascinating seashore wildlife can be spotted in Kimmeridge Bay, the best rockpooling site in Dorset. We will follow the Seashore Code to avoid causing any harm and find out what we can all do to help marine wildlife. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.


Phone number

01929 481044


Costs for the event are £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child. Under 3 years are free.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional booking information

Booking is essential. Please call the Wild Seas Centre on 01929 481044.

Please be aware that access to Kimmeridge Bay is via a private road for which a toll of £6 per car is charged by the 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. The Wild Seas Centre is located by the slipway.

Safety Information

At this very difficult time, we want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to protect your health, our visitors and our colleagues. This is always our top priority and will continue to be so.

What you can expect from us:

*All activities are currently only taking place outside.

*Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.

*Bookings can only be made up to, and including, the day before an event. We are unable to take any bookings on the day.

*When you arrive, you will be greeted by a member of our team outside.

*There will be a health and safety talk at the beginning of the activity which will cover the event and current covid-19 safety information.

*Face coverings are not required outside but may be worn if preferred.

*There are one-way systems in place inside the centre.

*There are handwashing facilities in the public toilets, and we recommend that you bring your own hand sanitiser (at least 60% alcohol) for regular use.

*If we provide equipment, it will be cleaned down before and after use with virucidal spray. 

*Any bookings are based on current government advice and may be subject to change. 

What we ask of you:

*If you, a member of your family or group has any covid-19 symptoms including a cough, cold, temperature or have experienced an unexplained loss or change in sense of taste or smell please ensure they stay home and follow the government guidelines on self-isolation.

*Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, so that you can pay, and we can book you in.

*On the day, one member of your group will need to sign in using the NHS test and trace app.

*Only one person from a family or group comes inside the centre to pay before the activity starts.  We can only accept card payments.

*Please wear face coverings inside the centre.

*Please be mindful of others' space.  

*Children must be accompanied at all times.

*As spaces are limited, if you are booked onto an event, please inform us as soon as possible if you are not able to attend so that we can offer your place to somebody else. This helps us invest more in local wildlife conservation.

*Participants are advised not to touch their face, eyes, and mouth during the activity.

*Wash your hands after the event and especially before eating. 

*Please take any litter back with you to recycle or dispose of it in a bin.  

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!  

Know before you go


Under effective control
See above for more information about dogs on nature reserves.

What to bring

This event includes walking over wet, uneven and sometimes slippery rocks - therefore sturdy shoes or wellingtons are essential.

Parking information

Please be aware that access to Kimmeridge Bay is via a private road for which a toll of £6 per car is charged by Smedmore Estate (charges vary for other types of vehicle). See details above.


Picnic area
Accessible toilet