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Health Benefits - Rockpooling

Physical Health

  • Being outside and active is great for general physical health.
  • Scrambling over rocks and crouching down to look into pools can be a great way to develop flexibility and strength.

Mental Health

  • Being out and about in the fresh sea breeze is great for mental health.
  • Seeing and appreciating how other creatures live and exist can be useful way to help develop empathy.

Rehab and Recovery

  • Some of the things you may see can inspire you to get out and do more.
  • Even if you are unable to get to the pools themselves you may still be able to enjoy others bringing things to you.


  • A great family activity for all ages.
  • A great way to teach children about creatures and how to treat them with care.

Weight Management

  • Rockpooling is a great way to include exercise in a fun everyday life activity.

Healthy You

Pembrokeshire offers many ways of improving your health, from increasing stamina/strength, losing weight or improving your positive mental health and wellbeing.


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