National Marine Week

National Marine Week

24 July - 8 August 2021

Boy rockpooling ©Alex Mustard/2020VISION

Dive in!

National Marine Week is The Wildlife Trusts’ annual celebration of our seas. Despite the name, it lasts 16 fun-filled days! 

We are hosting a combination of live (socially distanced) and virtual events, a Beached Art sand sculpture competition with awesome prizes, Coastal Explorers are back to help you get out and about to explore coastal wildlife on your doorstep! Scroll down to find out how you can take action to save our seas, find activities to do at home or how to guides for when you are out on the shore!

Beached Art octopus sculpture © Kay Foster

Beached Art octopus sculpture © Kay Foster

Beached Art Competition

Get creative!

Enter our biggest Beached Art Competition ever! All you need to do is head to your local beach (or even a sand pit in your garden), get creative and send us a picture of your #BeachedArt creations. So grab your bucket and spade, and get ready to have fun in the sun (not guaranteed), sea and sand!

Enter your creation!

Join one of our awesome events

We are hosting a range of face-to-face events (in line with Government guidance) and virtual events, which means you can attend wherever you are! Take a look below or...

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Take action

Many aspects of our everyday lives have a negative effect on our seas. Find out more about simple actions you can take to help marine wildlife.

everyday changes

9 small actions to help save our seas