Social Seawatch – The Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre

As part of the SeaScapes’ and Partners’ two days of fun at the end of February Half-Term, join us for Social Seawatch

The Durham Wildlife Trust will be leading 2-hour Social Seawatch. Cetaceans are a common sight in UK waters, with regular sightings of minke whales, harbour porpoise, white beaked dolphins and even humpback whales, off the North East coastline. Despite this, cetaceans face numerous threats from human activities. If we are to further the protection of cetaceans in our waters then more information on their numbers and locations is required. Join us to learn all about the cetaceans that visit our coastline, and then help us learn even more about them and their behaviour by doing a SeaWatch survey. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to see some Bottlenose dolphins swimming, feeding and playing in the water.  

This event is set on the backdrop of Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. This is a free event. Please feel free to participate in as much or little as you would like. This activity will be taking place outdoors. Please ensure that you have warm & dry clothing and suitable footwear. If you have binoculars please bring them.

Other activities happening later in the day include:

  • 09:00 – 11:00: Beachcombing: (please meet outside Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre)
  • 11:00 Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre Opens – find inside stall holders, games and wave machine
  • 11:10 – 12:40 Bird Walk (please meet outside Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Sports games (please meet in Foghorn Field)
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Sport games (please meet in Foghorn Field)
  • 15:00 Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre closes

Souter Lighthouse is open but not part of this event and charges will apply to enter the Lighthouse. Café and toilets are available. Parking charges apply.

Event Details

Date: 23rd February 2024

Cost: FREE

The Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre

Souter Lighthouse
Coast Road

Parking charges apply

Time: 13:00 - 15:00