We also found some sea anemones, but they were closed up because the tide was out.
We also looked at how crabs can be picked up safely without being pinched and without harming the crab.
We found lots of different animals in the tide pools and everyone said they had a great time. It is hoped that by running such guided session, people will come back and explore the beach or use what they have learned to explore another piece of coastline.
You can find out more about the West Beach Nature Reserve at http://www.arun.gov.uk/main.cfm?type=WESTBEACHRESERVE&objectid=4399