A Shrimps Eye View - A guide to rock pooling

Still by far the coolest thing to do on the beach, we’re huge fans of the humble rock pool in Pembrokeshire! And lucky for us, we’ve got some of the best you’ll find anywhere!

Is there anything better than hunkering down and squinting through the glimmer of sea water to see if that was actually a crab you saw scuttle off beneath some seaweed? Not in our book.

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As well as limpets, periwinkles, shrimps and anemones, you can expect to see jellyfish, starfish, crabs and even fish. We recently saw quite a large dogfish in a Saundersfoot rock pool!

So to make things easier, we've put together a little guide to help you identify the creatures in our rock pools!

Before you begin:

  • Remember to put everything you collect & look at, back where you found it
  • Always replace any rocks or stones you turn over very carefully, to make sure you don’t disturb anyone’s home!
  • Take extra care on slippery rocks or seaweed, and make sure you keep an eye on the tide times so you don't get cut off.

You can download and print our guide to take with you - remember to send us pictures of your excursion and finds! You can tag us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy hunting!

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 Rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and wild inland hills, these are the elements that define the distinctive landscape of this superb county.  
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