Seashore Plant Nature Study for Homeschooling Families

Seashore plants grow in or around areas where the land meets the ocean or other bodies of saltwater. These plants are adapted to living in harsh, salty, and often windy environments. You can find them in a variety of habitats, including sandy beaches, rocky shores, tidal pools, and salt marshes. Learn about them with me!

Seashore plants are an important part of coastal ecosystems. Interestingly, they provide food and habitats for a wide range of marine animals. Plus, they help to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. Some common examples of seashore plants include beach grass, mangroves, and seagrasses.

Flower and ocean

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Seashore Plant Nature Study

Seashore plants are special types of plants that live near the sea. They are what we call “hardy” because they can survive in salty and windy environments.

Some seashore plants, like seagrasses and beach grass, help protect the shore from storms and erosion by stabilizing the sand with their roots. Other seashore plants, like mangroves and salt marsh plants, provide homes and food for many different kinds of animals, like birds, crabs, and fish.

Did you know that seaweed is often thought of as a seashore plant, but it’s not? Seaweed is actually a kind of algae that grows in the ocean. It’s really important for providing food and oxygen for animals in the water.

The next time you go to the beach, you’ll want to take a close look at the plants. I wonder how many you’ll find!

sand dune with seagrasses overlooking the ocean

Seashore Plant Nature Walk Challenge

Download your free Seashore Plant Nature Walk Challenge below. It will be instantly delivered to your email inbox. Be sure to grab your camera for an unusual and exciting nature walk whether you live near the beach or not!

Seashore Plant Nature Study Video Class

During our No Sweat Nature Study LIVE video class together, you’ll learn so much more about seashore plants that can grow along a seashore. Get to know sea grasses, seaweeds, and flowering plants which all happen to have the suffix “-wort” on the end of their names. (That’s W-O-R-T, not the same thing as a wart that might grow on your skin.)

You’ll enjoy painting a beautiful watercolor image and a creating a simple plant chart. Your nature journal page will be beautiful AND remind you of the scienific facts you learn.

Also, in the No Sweat Nature Study video library, there is a class about wetlands that included a discussion about mangrove trees that members can enjoy, too! Mangrove trees are uniquely stunning plants that can grow in saltwater.

Pretty green plant by the ocean

Nature Walk Curriculum

The best way to learn more about seashore plant nature study is to join our No Sweat Nature Study Live Classes. If you’re not ready for membership yet, any of these curriculum guides can help you explore similar topics.

Discover the complex Lifecycle of a Flowering Plant with this easy-to-use curriculum that you can use with your entire family. Your children will love learning about beautiful flowering plants and their amazing abilities!

Would you be surprised to know that not all deserts are hot? It’s true! There are deserts all over the world with different climates, different terrain, and different types of plants and animals. After learning about oceans, switch gears and visit Desert Biomes in your studies!

Seashore Activity Packet

Enjoy an extra-special FREE activity packet! It goes along with the seashore theme of this podcast episode, as well as the episode about seashore animals. You won’t want to miss this light-hearted, fun packet!

Links and Resources

Any of these resources can help you to learn more about specific seashore plants, especially if you take a trip to the beach.

Handbook of Nature StudySeaweeds of the World: A Guide to Every Order (A Guide to Every Family, 4)America's Seashores: Guide to Plants and Animals (America's Ecosystems)Seashore Life (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)Eastern Seashore Life: A Waterproof Folding Guide to Familiar Animals & Plants (Florida) (Pocket Naturalist Guide, Florida)Digital Camera, FHD 1080P Digital Camera for Kids Video Camera with 32GB SD Card 16X Digital Zoom, Compact Point and Shoot Camera Portable Small Camera for Teens Students Boys Girls Seniors(Black)


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