Eco-crabbing at Kimmeridge

Furrowed Crab by Julie Hatcher

Furrowed Crab by Julie Hatcher

Eco-crabbing at Kimmeridge

Try crabbing the eco-friendly way without harm to wildlife

Event details


2:30pm - 4:00pm
A static map of Eco-crabbing at Kimmeridge

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 event is weather dependent. 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL, call 01929 481044.


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.
  • There will be a health and safety talk at the beginning of the activity
  • Face coverings are not required outside but may be worn if preferred.
  • Handwashing facilities are available in the centre and in the public toilets
  • All events may be subject to change. 

What we ask of you:

  • If you, or a member of your group has any covid-19 symptoms please stay home
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, so that you can pay, and we can book you in.
  • 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.
  • Please take any litter back with you to recycle or dispose of it in a bin.  




£7 per child which includes a plastic-free crab line to keep.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults free.

The event is carried out at the waters' edge and is not suitable for under 3 year olds.

Additional booking information

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please call the Wild Seas Centre on 01929 481044 to reserve your place.

Know before you go


See above for more information about dogs on nature reserves.


Come to the Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre, located by the slipway in Kimmeridge Bay.  Postcode: BH20 5PE. 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). Park in the main car park and follow the footpath to the east side of the bay.  

What to bring

All equipment will be provided.

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



Picnic area
Accessible toilet

Contact us

Wild Seas Centre
Contact number: 01929481044