The National Lobster Hatchery - St Moritz Hotel

A stone throws away, accessible via the local ferry, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) is ready to welcome you with open claws!

Baby Lobsters

The NLH is a marine conservation, education and research charity based in beautiful Padstow. Their visitor centre is situated at the start of the popular Camel Trail overlooking the estuary. This undiscovered delight is a feel-good attraction waiting to be explored. As one of the only conservation projects open to the public, it is a must do activity on your next trip to Cornwall.

Supporting the local fishing communities and the incredible native species The European Lobster, the charity operates a stock enhancement project, by raising baby lobsters through their most vulnerable life stages then releasing them into the wild. Working with a local network of fisherman, berried hens (pregnant lobsters) are brought into the hatchery’s maternity ward carrying up to 40,000 eggs under their tail. Once the eggs are hatched, the babies are raised by the onsite technicians in their lobster nursery until they are ready to be released and take on the Cornish waters.

As world leaders in their field conducting pioneering research alongside their conservation efforts their nearby visitor centre is somewhere you can really immerse yourself in marine conservation and sustainability, fantastic for all ages especially any budding marine biologists!
The National Lobster Hatchery have also given all St Moritz customers a discount code to use during their stay offering them 20% off entry - to use this code please get in contact with Guest Host Zoe -

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