Freddy’s Favourite 5: Rock Pooling Spots in Cornwall
Most of my time spent on visits to holiday parks in Cornwall is either in the sea surfing, or rock pooling!
I love it, the excitement of not knowing what you might discover from one rock pool to the next and learning about the local sea life at the same time – I can’t be the only one right?!
You’re in luck if you’re looking for places to go rock pooling near John Fowler’s Cornwall caravan parks this summer! I’ve put together a list of my 5 favourite spots, take a look...
Polzeath Beach on the North coast of Cornwall is just under 45 minutes from Widemouth Bay Caravan Park.
If you’re into surfing and rock pooling you’ll love this spot as much as I do. When your arms have had enough of paddling out back, stretch your legs over the rocks along both sides of the beach or explore the rock pools at Pentireglaze Haven – a cove towards the north of the beach.
Throughout the year the Polzeath Marine Conservation Group runs a wide range of activities and hands on conservation work in the rock pools – I’d recommend you get involved, it’s great fun and you learn loads too!
On the doorstep of Trelawne Manor Holiday Park is one of the best spots in Cornwall for rock pooling, Hannafore Point.
The point and beach are central to the Looe Voluntary Conservation Area.
The rocky reef is uncovered twice daily which makes it the perfect hangout for crabs, lobsters, starfish, sea-squirts, sea anemone, sponges and other sea life.
Trixie and I like to match wildlife we spot in the rock pools to the wildlife displayed on the information board at the top of the path.
Five miles north of Widemouth Bay Caravan Park is Duckpool.
I like this spot as it’s quieter than some of the other beaches in Bude – so there’s more chance of me discovering the most interesting sea life.
At low tide the interesting rock pools beneath both Warren and Steeple Points are alive with wildlife – I’ve spotted some massive crabs here before!
With 2 shingle beaches, Talland Sand and Rotterdam Beach, there are plenty of rock pools to discover at low tide.
Along with the smaller rock pools, natural tidal pools have formed offering a place to swim and explore – I’ve spotted Pollack, colourful Wrasse and even sea bass in these.
The bay is notorious for prawns – good luck trying to catch them though, they’re even too quick for me!
Just 3 miles from Tolroy Manor Holiday Park is The Towans and Gwithian Beach.
Look at that photo, do I need to say anymore?
That rock pooler’s dream is Sheep’s Pool, located amongst Strap Rocks in the centre of the beach. Other deep pools can also be discovered in this rocky patch which is crawling with crabs, shrimps and blennies.