Dis­cover caves

Wait for the waves to re­cede and then get ready to delve into a world carved out by the oceans

World of Animals - - How To Become A Seaside Explorer -

Coastal caves are formed when waves re­peat­edly crash into sea cliffs over many years, open­ing cracks and grad­u­ally erod­ing the rock. Once used by pi­rates and smug­glers to hide il­le­gal sup­plies, they’re the per­fect place for an ad­ven­ture, and you might come across tidal pools full of wildlife too. Chil­dren will need some­one to keep an eye on them while they ex­plore, and al­ways make sure you have checked the tide times for the day so you re­main safe. Shoes with grip are best be­cause cave floors can be very slip­pery, and no one wants to scare away the amaz­ing crab they’ve just dis­cov­ered by fall­ing over!

From Fin­gal’s Cave on Scot­land’s west coast to Mer­lin’s Cave in Corn­wall, the UK’s shores are rid­dled with places to ex­plore

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