What’s On?

Strawberry anemoneWelcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Here you’ll find our event listings for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Looe Marine Conservation Group 2017 Events programme – click to open this one-page list.

Calendar poster 2017 Click to download our colourful poster of 2017 events to pin up or share.

Scroll down the page to read more on each event. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event.

Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome. No booking is required for most events.  If the event requires you to book, please get in touch via the Contact page.

Our meetings are open to everyone. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, usually upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe at 7.30 pm, but please check the events list as this may vary.

Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events.



Looe Marine Conservation Group Events

Ghost netting at Seaton Beach

Beach Clean: What’s the Tide Washed Up? Past Event

Saturday 21st March  12 noon to 2 pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe Meet below the Coastguard Station – look out for our sailflags. After the winter storms, it’s time to count the damage as we clean the beach collecting and counting marine debris.  Plastic? Nurdles? Ghost net
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Fulmar

Fulmars & Marine Plastics – 2015 PAST EVENT

Saturday – 7th March Meet at the Seaton Beach Cafe at 11am for a strandline walk. From 1.00pm join us at the Seaton Beach Cafe for lunch. The fulmar is a magnificent sea bird, but like other marine animals it is in danger by the increase in marine plastics. Every northern Fulmar
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Strawberry anemone

February Rock Pool Ramble – 2015 PAST EVENT

Friday 20th February. 12noon – 1.30pm. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Join the first of several rockpool rambles run by the Looe Marine Conservation Group over the coming year as we investigate and exp
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Looe island

History of Looe Island – An Illustrated Talk – 2015 PAST EVENT

Tuesday 17th February Upstairs at RNLI Station 7.30 pm Now owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, this illustrated talk will bring together information gathered over the years by a succession of authors to tell the story of Looe Island. Local historian, and manager of Looe TIC,  Mark Camp
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Shark Night in Looe

Shark Night in Looe 2015 PAST EVENT

Saturday 7th February at the Millpool Centre, West Looe 7.oo pm for a 7.30 start. (Ends circa 10.00 pm.) A ‘Shark Night in Looe’ – a rare opportunity to hear such eminent speakers on the topic of sharks and shark conservation. Two fascinating talks and a licensed bar
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Seagrass beds off Looe Beach

Tides & Sea Bed Mapping – 2015 PAST EVENT

Tuesday 20th January 6.30 pm meeting 7.30 pm Illustrated Talk Upstairs at RNLI Station East Looe After our monthly meeting, join us at 7.30 pm to hear oceanographer Dr Ken George give an illustrated talk. He will share with us the process of creating his chart of the coastal approache
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Looe New Year Beach Clean

New Year Beach Clean – 2015 PAST EVENT

HANNAFORE BEACH, WEST LOOE, Saturday 3rd January Meet on the beach at Hannafore below the Coastguard station at 11 am From 1 pm, join us in the Raffles Bar at the Hannafore Point Hotel to learn more about Looe Marine Conservation Group! If you love beaches and want to help protect our
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Dog Whelk from Hannafore Beach

Autumn Rockpool Ramble – Past Event

Wednesday 29th October, 2pm – 4pm Meet on the beach below the Coastguard station at Hannafore, West Looe. Join expert volunteers to explore the hidden world of the rocky shore before many of the animals and plants hide away for the winter! Please don’t bring nets as these
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Ghost netting at Seaton Beach

Beach Clean – Past Event

Sunday 21st September, 10am Meet on the beach at Hannafore below the Coastguard station. Join a team of volunteers to help clean up the beach after the summer season. This event is part of the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Beachwatch Big Weekend’. We collect all the
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Spiny Starfish

Summer Rockpool Ramble – Past Event

Friday 15th August, 3pm – 5pm Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Hats, suncream and buckets at the ready! Join our expert volunteers on the shore for our ever-popular rockpool ramble! Explore L
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Looe River Estuary

Mad About Mud! – Past Event

Friday August 29th, 1pm – 4pm Are you ready to get muddy? Join a local expert to discover the rich and wonderful world of the mudflats of the Looe River Estuary! BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please call 01503 265590 or email kilminorth@btinternet.com. Meeting place will be confirmed on bo
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Looe Festival by the Sea

Past Event – Looe Festival by the Sea 2014

The Cornish fishing town of Looe celebrates its maritime heritage and traditions every year in this annual Festival by the Sea, rescheduled to 19 and 20 July.  From 10 am each day along the quayside in East Looe,  you can ‘graze along the quay’ sampling  great seafood and
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Wild Looe - a book by Dr Derek Spooner

Past Event – Wild Looe Book Launch 11 July

A launch event for this new book about Looe’s Wildlife is being held on Friday 11th July at 7.30pm at St Martin’s Church Hall Looe with a talk, book signing by the author Derek Spooner and refreshments. Wild Looe is a new pocket book about Looe’s wildlife written by 
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Sea Urchin

Past Event – May 30th Rockpool Ramble in Looe

Visit a hidden world at Hannafore, West Looe with expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group. Come and discover the weird, wonderful and beautiful creatures and seaweeds that  inhabitat Looe’s amazing rockpools. There’s no need to book. Meet at the Coastguar
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Beadlet Anemone, Hannafore Beach, Looe Cornwall

Past Event – Easter Rockpool Ramble in Looe

If you’re looking for things to do in Looe, join our expert volunteers on the shore for the Easter Rockpool Ramble. Explore Looe’s rockpools and meet the wonderful creatures that live there. We’ll help you identify common, rare and invasive species. No nets, please – they
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Seagrass Beds Looe

Past Event – Annual General Meeting 13 March 2014

Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is on Thursday March 13 at 7 pm at the Millpool Centre, West Looe by invitation to volunteers, Looe Marine Conservation Group members and various sponsors and local supporters of the group. There will be a short presentation to : Review the group’s 2013 achi
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Finds on a February rockpool ramble in Looe

Past Event – Half Term Rockpool Ramble

Friday 21st February 2.30 – 4.30 pm Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below Coastguard Station How have the recent storms affected our rock pools? Wrap up warm and join local experts  to explore the winter shoreline at Hannafore, West Looe and delve into Looe’s fantastic rockpools. Bri
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Looe Marine Conservation Volunteers on Winter walks

Past Event – Looe Societies Day 25th January

Looe is holding a special ‘Societies Day’ at the Millpool Centre in the Millpool Car Park, West Looe on Saturday January 25th. It will be a great opportunity to come and chat to members of the Looe Marine Conservation Group as we will be manning our stand from 10 am to 4 p
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Lantic Bay In Winter, South East Cornwall

Past Event – Join us on our Winter Walks in Looe

Our first shoreline winter walk of 2013 was on Sunday 17th November – part of the winter walks programme with the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Group.  And what a very pleasant morning it turned out to be. There was virtually no wind, it was dry, and high pressure over the
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Looe Bioblitz 2013

Past Event – Looe Bioblitz 2013 June 23 and 24

Looe Bioblitz – the biggest wildlife event ever in Looe in Cornwall National wildlife experts and enthusiasts are coming to Looe to conduct a 24 hour race to find as many different plants and animals as possible in Looe. The Looe Bioblitz is the first time that a wildlife event
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