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Take the Kids' Summer Beach Challenge!

Released: Monday, 12 August 2019

Children are being encouraged to discover the shoreline in front of Worthing's world class conservation area by joining a free summer beach challenge this school holidays.

PR19-120 - Kids Summer Beach Challenge leaflet

They can pick up a leaflet which sets out just how special Worthing's waters are and suggests shoreline activities including beach combing challenge, pebble art and a two-minute beach clean. The leaflet also includes a special marine life poster showing local species.

Supported by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Discover Worthing at Worthing Borough Council, Rampion Offshore Wind and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the project aims to encourage greater awareness of the rich diversity of Worthing's marine life, as well as promote sustainable tourism and healthy outdoor activities for families.

Available from Worthing Council's Beach Office on Marine Parade and also the Town Hall in Chapel Road, the leaflet, designed by Vanessa Breen of local arts group, Creative Waves, also highlights the Kingmere Conservation Zone (MCZ) three miles off the shore between Worthing Beach and the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

Created in 2013 to protect the rare extremely diverse habitat, it is home to one of Worthing's best kept secrets: 'Worthing Lumps' underwater chalk cliffs and the Kingmere Rocks. More than 280 species of marine plants use the MCZ, including the protected black seabream which migrates to Kingmere every spring to spawn.

In time, it's hoped that the protection status will have a spill-over effect on surrounding marine areas, improving the quality of the marine environment beyond its borders.

Find out more about this unique place on the Kingmere Marine Conservation Zone website.

Worthing is known for its wide expanse of shoreline during low-tide, and beach combing is just one of the activities - many of them free - suggested by Discover Worthing's Summer activities' information page.

Details of Worthing's low tide times can also be found on the tide times website.

Take the Beach Challenge and tell #DiscoverWorthing about your day!

PR19-120 - Kids with their buckets and spades on Worthing beach

(PR19-120)

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