Coast & beaches

As an island nation, we all feel a strong connection to the coast. We look after more than 775 miles of coastline, all year round

Visitors to the Northumberland Coast

Your shores...

Stormy coast

Our coast is at risk 

From rockpools to rugged cliffs, if you love the beauty of the coast, help us protect it from extreme weather and climate change. Your help will mean our coast can be enjoyed for years to come.

Dr John Cooper Clarke on the rocks at Ringstead Bay

Our coastal poem 

Dr John Cooper Clarke has created a coastal poem for the nation with the help of coastal memories and stories you shared.

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The exterior of the coastguard holiday cottages, Isle of Wight

Stay on the Needles Headland  

Relax in our holiday cottages, complete with sea views over Alum Bay. They can accommodate up to five people, perfect for breaks with family and friends.


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Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love

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