Coastline

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

A view of Gribbin Head, Cornwall taken from Coombe
The storms battering the dunes

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

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've surveyed the coast again - find out what's changed in that time.

A group of walkers on the shoreline at Formby, Merseyside

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

Spot the difference 

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

Mullion Harbour boats

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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