LITTLE explorers made waves as they discovered creatures of the Clyde at Lunderston Bay.

As part of Inverclyde Council's 'summer of fun' activities, children enjoyed rock pooling at the beautiful local beach.

Youngsters searched for sea creatures such as star fish, green shore crabs and sea urchins with the help of expert Clyde Muirshiel ranger, John Maclean.

They chose the right day, with the tide very low and leaving lots of space to explore.

John told the Tele: "This activity is tide dependent, so we managed to get a great day for it and were able to find lots of creatures.

"When the children find them, they then get to learn all about the specific creature.

"Everyone always has great fun doing this activity, it's something that I always look forward to."

The rock pooling day was part of a busy programme for youngsters who are off enjoying the school summer holidays.

The local authority secured £201,000 from the Scottish Government, supported by council umbrella body Cosla, to deliver a wide schedule of activities running during the school holidays.

Other upcoming outdoor activities with the Clyde Muirshiel Rangers include kite making and den building sessions.

To find out more and book places log on to inverclyde.gov.uk/summerfun21