Did you know that the Ocean Conservation Trust is based in Plymouth, Devon? Plymouth is known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’ and home to the National Marine Aquarium, where our charity is based. 

Plymouth Sound is a historic and world-class natural harbour and a hub of Ocean activity from marine sciences, Ocean sports and conservation, a lot of which we’re involved with. 

Our charity’s work is centered around people, so that’s why we’re excited to be holding a series of exciting ways to connect with and explore the UK’s first National Marine Park. 

Snorkel Safaris

A visit to the beach and a dip in the sea is many people’s idea of a great summer trip. But have you ever explored what lives just beneath the waves off the coast of the UK? We’re running weekly Snorkel Safaris to do just that. Run by our Ocean Discovery Rangers, we’ll take you on a guided tour of the coast of one of Plymouth’s best beaches. All equipment is provided and these 90-minute sessions are a great way to dip your toe in the water (literally) when it comes to trying snorkeling. 

Email experiences@oceanconservationtrust.org to find out more! 

Beach cleans

Our charity is proud to be an external expert for Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project, working in partnership with 18 organisations from across France and England, seeking to understand and reduce the impacts of plastic pollution in the marine environment.

We’re running a series of clean ups to collect as much rubbish as possible, if you’d like to get involved and find out more click here. 

Beach Explorers

Our team of Ocean Discovery Rangers are passionate people who love connecting people with the Ocean here in Plymouth. We host weekly beach explorer sessions where we’ll be exploring rockpools, playing beach games, and tidying up the local coast.

These sessions are completely free, if you’d like to get involved click here.

Our charity are able to put on these free Ocean experiences through the kindness of our donors. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our charity, and if you’d like to help us continue to connect people with the OCean and how to protect it, please consider donating to us today.