The Helford River is a very special place for a wide range of marine wildlife, for the people that live and work alongside it and the many visitors who enjoy its scenic beauty. Its richness was officially recognised in 1987, when the Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area was designated to help protect the diverse marine life of this beautiful estuary.

The Helford Marine Conservation Group is a voluntary organisation working to safeguard the marine life of the beautiful Helford River, to increase its biological diversity and raise awareness of its marine interest and importance.

A wide-ranging programme of exciting events gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to explore and learn more about the many facets of this very special place. Activities include seashore safaris, wildflower walks, photography days and conservation cruises.


  • Sat 20 Jan 2018

    Nudibranchs and other sea critters

    Gweek Village Hall, TR12 6UG

    £4 – Members and Children Free

    Mark Webster has been photographing marine life in Cornish waters and other seas around the world for 30 years.  He is also a keen competitor and has represented the UK several times at the CMAS world championships of Underwater Photography winning silver and bronze medals.  His presentation will include his latest passion for Nudibranchs or Seaslugs, often tiny, just a few mm long, but very beautiful, along with other marine life.

© Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area