The coastline we love is under increasing threat. With over 775 miles of it under our care, we're making sure it's well protected

View to the Mourne Mountains Coastlines hub page
View to the Mourne Mountains
The storms battering the dunes
South Milton Sands National Trust / Emma Reece

Living with change: Our shifting shores 

We're tackling the threats of a changing coastline to safeguard the coastline you love.

Warden Chris Lingard removing military fency at Wembury Point, Devon
Warden Chris Lingard removing military fencing at Wembury Point, Devon David Noton

Fifty years of land use change at the coast 

Fifty years ago we commissioned our first survey of land use along the coast as part of the Neptune Coastline Campaign. Now we have surveyed the coast again - find out what has changed in that time.

A group of walkers on the shoreline at Formby, Merseyside
Formby, Merseyside National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Three generations join our Big Beach Clean 

Three generations of the Sebastianelli family volunteered at our Big Beach Clean at Formby, near Liverpool.

" I have a deep love of the coast. Formby where I'm based means a lot to me, a place where generations of my family have been visiting."
- Kate Martin, lead ranger, Formby
Image of the Mapping our shores website
The Mapping our shores website National Trust

Spot the difference 

Use our Land use mapping website to discover the differences fifty years has made in coastal land use.

Mullion Harbour boats
Boats moored in Mullion Harbour National Trust Images / Mike Williams

The battle to maintain the harbour at Mullion Cove

Discover more about the history and our work at Mullion Cove, including the conservation issues that we face due to rising sea levels brought on by climate change.


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