What makes a coastline, who uses it and what can we see?

investigating coasts

Using the beach area at Charmouth, how do we use the coastal environment and what natural processes affect it? Coastal mapping, eroding sandcastles, what makes a wave and beach profiles.

All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach. All necessary equipment is provided.


  • Session time: 2 hours
  • Location: Charmouth
  • Maximum number: 60 Children or a school ‘bubble’ (1 Adult : 6 children due to group work).
  • Risk Assessment: All Centre activities are fully risk assessed. To download a copy of the risk assessment for this activity click here: Investigating Coasts Risk Assessment (PDF)
  • Charges: September – February £3.50 per child     March – August £4.00 per child. Payment required prior to session.
  • Minimum booking fee: £100.00

There is no charge for teaching staff and helpers

Booking: Please have a period of 2 weeks in mind for your visit. All our activities are tide related and we need to be flexible when booking in your group.
For more information about booking, please contact us or see our Teacher’s Guide