Shoresearch - Ainsdale

Matthew Dicker 2018


Location: Ainsdale Beach, 58 Shore Rd, Southport PR8 2QA, Southport, Merseyside, PR82QB
Unearth the secret life of our sandy beaches!

Event details

Meeting point

At the gate leading onto the beach (next to the toilets)


10:00 - 11:30
A static map of Shoresearch

About the event

If you really want to know what lives in a sandy or muddy shore, you will need to have a look at what is living down in the sediment itself. This means digging up some of the sand or mud and extracting the animals (infauna) that live inside it. It is important to remember that, despite initial appearances, many sedimentary habitats are every bit as diverse, as highly structured and as vulnerable to damage as those which have more obvious features.


Suitable for

Families, Children, Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go

What to bring

Wellies, waterproofs, hats and gloves... wrap up warm!!

Parking information

Parking is free outside the Ainsdale Discovery Centre

Contact us

Matthew Dicker