Creating art with marine debris

In October 2016 Sue Foster was commissioned by Newquay Marine Group and Newquay Beach Care to work on a piece of artwork using marine debris. The group felt this would be an effective, visual way to raise awareness of marine debris and the profile of the group.


As part of this project Sue was asked to keep a diary, which could be turned into a blog. So – welcome to the first instalment!

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Beach Rangers

Our pilot day at Fistral beach…


As expected with our wonderful and wacky Cornish weather: one minute glorious sunshine, and the next a downpour of rain – at one point we even experienced a cascade of hailstones (which actually brought some more people to our tent, which was a bonus!) – the trickiest thing about the weather was the powerful winds, which we have realised that as beach rangers (step aside power rangers), the wind is something we are definitely going to have to accept (and maybe even) embrace. Continue reading “Beach Rangers”

Local marine conservationist Matt Slater explains why he loves Newquay


Newquay is awesome – everyone knows that right? Well in my opinion most people think Newquay is awesome for the wrong reasons! Fair enough it is stunningly beautiful, our beaches are massive and golden and the water is blue. Our sunsets are perfect and along with the rest of Cornwall’s North Coast we have the most consistent surfing conditions in England. Oh and it’s also pretty good for a night out. Continue reading “Local marine conservationist Matt Slater explains why he loves Newquay”


Welcome to Newquay Marine Group.

Set up in 2013, Newquay Marine Group is a community run conservation group that works to protect the amazing Cornish coastline from Crantock to Watergate Bay for the future. We are passionate about giving the incredible life that shares our shores a voice.

In the last year we contributed to the data that helped designate Newquay as a Marine Conservation Zone. We are still involved in a variety of projects that survey the coastline and they are accessible to all!

We run a programme of activities and events open to all. From Educational talks, to beach cleans, rockpool rambles, to family events, all the way to training our community on scientific survey methods. Check out our calendar page for upcoming events.

Working with other organisations and businesses to make Newquay, Cornwall and our world better. From raising awareness of global issues such as marine plastics, to solving Newquay’s litter problem, promoting our delicious, sustainable seafood and supporting local businesses to become more environmentally friendly.

If you would like to get involved, please email