Seaweed Foraging in Sussex


The first coastal foraging session of 2017 was enjoyed by all yesterday evening, and I have now decided to run a second course later this summer.  It has to be timed to coincide with the very lowest of spring tides, because some of the best species can only be found near the low spring tide line. The next suitable, available date is Saturday July 22nd, when low tide will be around 5.30pm. The precise location in East Sussex is a closely guarded

Almost everything in this photo is edible.

secret, only to be revealed to participants of the course. This is without doubt the best place for seaweeds (as well as other types of rockpool wildlife) anywhere in south-east England.

Over a dozen edible species grow in great abundance. I will be covering all of the well-known edible species that can be found on this part of the coastline, as well as one or two that you will not find in any of your books, even though they make great eating.

Ogonori with onions and sesame

The session will be two to three hours long, and will include an introduction to seaweed cookery, south-east Asian style. I’ll prepare a couple of dishes on the beach with freshly foraged seaweeds. Places are £25 per adult, £10 for under 18’s.  The event is not really suitable for very young children, or anybody with mobility problems, due to the slightly hazardous nature of the terrain. Please email me at for further details or to book a place.



Spicy Oarweed with anchovies



7 thoughts on “Seaweed Foraging in Sussex

  1. Anne Brocklehurst

    I would be very interested in attending one of your seaweed foraging sessions, assuming you’re still doing them this year. Could you let me some dates/availability please. Many thanks.

    1. Geoff Dann Post author

      Hi Owen.

      All of next year’s dates are on this website. The relevant pages can be accessed from the menu at the top of the main page. First seaweed workshops are over Easter.


      1. Owen Watkins

        Hi Geoff,

        Sorry, I made a rubbish job of navigating the site. I’ve managed to find them now!

        Thanks very much!


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