Connecting Children and Young People with the coast and blue planet


Beach Academy is an independent educational service founded and delivered by Emma Lamport. With a passion for the natural world and the coastal environment, Emma wanted others to connect with it. A passionate and dedicated educator, ex ranger and coastguard, Emma is highly experienced in delivering Environmental Education, Ocean Literacy, Outdoor Learning and STEM activities on, and about, the coast, educating, empowering and inspiring us to care for and conserve our salty environment and habitats. 

What she Loves

Salty air and beach bars,

Woolen hats and riding waves,

Camping wild and running in the rain.

Spirited dogs and people who laugh,

Public art and beachcombing,

Independent travel and car boot sales,

Cheap flipflops and sandy picnics,

Life outdoors.



> PGCE Qualified Teacher (Primary)

> Beach Schools Practioner / Coastal School Leader (Level 3)

> BSc (Hons) Geography with Ecology specialism

> Marine Biology Diploma

> PcET in Outdoor Learning (16+)

> Marine Mammal Medic (BDMLR)

> Outdoor paediatric first aider

> PADI Open Water diver

> Coastal Resources Designer

> Wales Coast Path Ambassador


> Outdoor Learning Wales

> Outdoor Learning Training Network Wales

> European Marine Science Educators Association 


Beach Academy can be found at Rest Bay Watersports Centre on the blue flag Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl, BCBC, south Wales. Beach Academy also delivers, on request, activity on beaches from Penarth to Pembrokeshire. 

Working with...

Anyone who wants to connect children and young people to the coast! Those involved in education, environment, play, conservation, environment, events local councils, home education groups, outdoor learning training providers, schools, playgroups, NGOs, charities and independent businesses. 


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