What’s happening

Find all the upcoming events to do with Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, and let us know what events you have planned via our events form!

Bridging the Tamar Introductory Talk

Bridging the Tamar Visitor Centre Tamar Bridge, Plymouth

Join our friendly volunteers for a free introductory talk about the two wonderful bridges over the River Tamar. Talks are held in the amphitheatre in the grounds of the Bridging […]


Ocean Conservation Trust’s Ocean City Clean Ups

Ernesettle Creek Plymouth

We are carrying out 25 Ocean City Clean-ups throughout 2023 for our Centre of Ocean Excellence, the National Marine Aquarium’s, 25th Anniversary! Join us at these two hour drop-in events […]


Mount Batten Tower Open Day

Mount Batten Tower 90 Lawrence Road England, Plymouth

The first Open Day of 2023 for the Mount Batten Tower will be on Sunday 12th February from 10am until 2pm. Entry to the Tower is £2 per person (cash […]


Beach clean & rockpool

Teats Hill Teats Hill Road, Plymouth

Join the NMP rangers on a beach clean then rockpool at Teats Hill on Thursday 16th February 15:00-17:00 (What 3 words is ///heap.wells.wells). The litter picked up on the beach clean session will […]

NMP Community Science – Big Seaweed Search

Firestone Bay Durnford St, Plymouth

Community Science / Citizen Science! This term means to collect data on the natural world for scientists, these projects are fun and very accessible with little to no prior knowledge […]

Ernesettle Creek Winter Bird Walk

Ernesettle Creek Plymouth

Join the NMP Coastal Ranger Team for a FREE gentle 3km walk along the banks of Ernesettle Creek (Tamerton Lake). This is a beautiful spot just on the edge of […]


NMP Nippers

Mount Batten Centre 70 Lawrence Rd, Mount Batten, Plymouth

Come along and join The NMP Rangers pre-school group where we share our love of all things Marine.Little ones can discover and learn about Plymouth Sound with lots of fun […]


Ocean Conservation Trust’s Ocean City Clean Ups: Batten Bay

Mount Batten Beach Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon

The Ocean Conservation Trust, are carrying out 25 Ocean City Clean-ups throughout 2023 for The Aquarium’s 25th Anniversary! Join us at these two hour drop-in events to help clean up […]


Sketch and Walk at Ernesettle Creek

Ernesettle Creek Plymouth

Join the NMP rangers and Jayne Ashenbury Art for a sketch and walk along Ernesettle Creek on Saturday 25th February. Learn about the history of the area whilst developing your […]


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Saturday searching for seaweed with the Coastal Rangers! #psnmp #SeaweedSearch #heritagefund @mcsuuk @NHM_CitSci ...

We can almost smell #Summer through this pic! The feel good vibes are sky high 🌊🌞🐶

#PSNMP #MyNationalMarinePark #PlymouthSoundNMP

📍 Plymouth Sound
📸 @the_salcombe_spaniels

Sharing some sunshine on this dreary day here in Plymouth...Happy #Friyay🧡🌊

#PSNMP #MyNationalMarinePark #PlymouthSoundNMP

📍 West Hoe

Take time to sit peacefully, breathe in the fresh crisp air, and watch the world go by in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park 💙

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📍 Firestone Bay
📸 @prettyplymouth

Did you know... Mount Batten homes the 17th century artillery tower, civil war breastwork, and World War II remains used as defence from both air and sea attack. #PSNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Mount Batten
📸 @shot_by_reedy

Last week Ranger Nick went over to @mountedgcumbe for a volunteer day with the Mount Edgecumbe volunteers. They planted Lime trees, which are long-lasting and perfect for withstanding our coastal conditions.

If you want to volunteer with Nick as part of the #PSNMP volunteer programme, please email Nick at nick.helm@plymouth.gov.uk.

Here's his video in case you missed it! #PSNMP #HeritageFund #MyNationalMarinePark #PlymouthSoundNMP

The sun is setting on January, what's in store for you this February?

#PSNMP #PlymouthSoundNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Plymouth Hoe
📸 @marklamerton

Wow, what a #sunrise 🌤️

#PSNMP #PlymouthSoundNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Firestone Bay
📸 @david.walley

There's 1 week left to submit your entries! We're looking forward to reading all the suggested ideas on ways to protect and enhance the marine environment in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.

If you're still working on your idea, that's great. As long as you submit it by 5 February, it will be considered.

For further details on how to take part, head to our website 👉 http://ow.ly/Kn6L50MrKFj

A quick glimpse of Kingsand, one pocket of #PSNMP 🌊 #PlymouthSoundNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Kingsand
📸 @nbruce62

NMP art at Firestone Bay
#psnmp @heritagefunduk

The Tompot Blenny! Captured on the James Eagan Layne wreck that was beached and sunk during World War II in #PSNMP.

#PlymouthSoundNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Plymouth Sound
📸 @chris_bush_uw

Do you have an idea for enhancing the marine environment for jellyfish or any marine animals in Plymouth Sound?

Make sure you submit your ideas for our Help the Sea campaign by Sunday 5 February to be in with the chance of making your idea a reality! More details can be found on our website ☞ plymouthsoundnationalmarinepark.com/helpthesea

We love this capture by @laurenfrapephotography captured in Plymouth Sound last summer. #PSNMP #PlymouthSoundNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Plymouth Sound
📸 @laurenfrapephotography

What does marine nature in Plymouth Sound National Marine park mean to you?

Tell us your ideas to protect and enhance the enivronment via...

🦀Email - nmphorizon@plymouth.gov.uk
🦀Post - Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ
🦀DM-ing us a short video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

The most innovative ideas will be taken forward and we will work directly with you to move forward with your idea.
You have until Sunday 5 February to get your idea to us!

Further info can be found here 👉 http://ow.ly/mRiV50MrJzE

Image credit - Sam Balderson

The stages of Ranger Nick’s morning dips 🏊‍♂️

Please make sure you have a towel to warm up and dry yourself at the end of your dip, Nick learnt his lesson…

#PSNMP #MyNationalMarinePark #PlymouthSoundNMP #VisitPlymouth #openwaterswimming #wellbeing

We're looking forward to a dip in Tinside Lido this Summer, bring on the warmer weather!☀️

Tinside will be opening Saturday 27 May. #PSNMP #PlymouthSoundNMP #MyNationalMarinePark

📍 Tinside Lido
📸 @healbomb88

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