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Marine Wildlife

Tor Bay has an amazing diversity of marine life. The sheltered limestone and sandstone shores, unusual geology and warm climate provide a home to an exceptional array of species. Within Tor Bay's blue water you may discover burrowing anemones, heart urchins, and meadows of seagrass. The rockpools are rich with shore crabs, pipefish, sea slugs and starfish. If you fancy a dabble in the rockpools then Goodrington Sands, Corbyn's Head and Shoalstone are all top spots – Goodrington Sands has been rated in the top ten places to rockpool in the Country. If you would like some help identifying your finds then the friendly marine rangers at The Seashore Centre are always happy to help you out. Plus, The Seashore Centre has its very own life size rockpool!

Further out into the bay, you may be lucky to come across one of our pods of dolphins or harbour porpoises, and closer to the coastline it's often possible to spot one of our seals swimming about.

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