Celebrating the Welsh Coast

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The Big Beach Picnic

Thousands of beach-goers showed their love for the coast recently by attending our Big Beach Picnics. Local teams at four of our most popular coastal places hosted these special events on the 4 July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Coastline Campaign.

Watch the highlights from the Rhossili Big Beach Picnic. 

Walk the Wales Coast Path

Cottages on the Llyn Peninsula © Joe Cornish

The National Trust owns and cares for more than one-fifth of the Wales coastline. Many of its great coast walks help to make up the new Wales Coast Path. This is a selection.

50 years of caring for the coast makes its mark

Look closely and you'll notice blue flags marking coastal areas we protect © National Trust / Light Trap

A large beach marking was created at Whiteford Burrows to commemorate 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Campaign, a project aimed to permanently protect more than 500 miles of the UK’s coastline.

See how we did it

Sand artist Marc Treanor assisted by a team of local volunteers spent six hours creating a giant map of the UK at Whiteford Burrows, Gower, adorning it with sandcastles and flags to signal each area of the coastline that has been saved through the Neptune coastline campaign.

Become a member

Support our work and experience great days out by becoming a National Trust member. 

Make a donation

It costs us £3,000 a year to look after a mile of coast in Wales. Your donation will help save this special place for ever.