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Easy access, a variety of managed wildlife reserves and a diverse range of wildlife to observe year round, make Langstone Harbour a great place to learn about nature for children and adults of all ages.

A number of the organisations working around Langstone Harbour hold environmental events throughout the year, including bird watching sessions at Farlington Marshes with the Hampshire Wildlife Trust and guided walks with the Friends of Langstone Harbour. 

The Friends of Langstone Harbour are a group of individuals with widespread interests, who aim to maintain this area as a place where people can come to enjoy themselves. They organise workparties, guided walks and beach cleans around the Harbour, as well as other social activities.

The Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre situated on the western shoreline of the Harbour hosts a range of Environmental Studies courses for students of all ages, ranging from Seashore Safari’s to Saltmarsh studies.

For more advanced academics, the University of Portsmouth’s Marine Institute is based at the entrance to Langstone Harbour.

Additionally, a number of volunteer groups operate around Langstone Harbour, giving their time to aid the conservation effort and make Langstone Harbour a better place. Activities including litter picks and scrub clearance are undertaken. A list of organisations operating volunteer groups and holding Harbour events can be found below. 

Friends of Langstone Harbour

Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Hampshire Wildlife Trust



For more information on environmental education at Langstone Harbour please contact the Environment Officer.

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