Sea splashed ankles and shoes in hand. Windswept trails to grassy headlands. The coast is your place – to play, to feel, to breathe. But this sanctuary could be lost forever. Help keep the coast alive
Did you know?
- In the UK no one lives more than 75 miles from the sea
- In the UK 63 per cent of people think visiting the coast and seaside is important
- We look after 48,800 hectares of coastal land
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" Storm surges, rising sea levels and erosion are key challenges. But we can’t just build a ring of concrete around the whole coastline. We need to work with nature, understand when and where to protect the coastline and where to fall back and let nature take its course. "
Keep the coast open to explore
Breathing salty air from clifftop views, burying lazy toes in shelving sand, or exploring seaweed-splashed rockpools. We want these special moments to last.
Help us keep the coast alive
Limestone arches and white cliffs are the beautiful result of erosion. We can’t stop erosion, but we'll work with nature to protect the coast’s beauty, for all.
Support the wildlife we love
Coastal wildlife needs space to live. With your support, we’re working with others to make sure animals and plants always have a coastal place to call home.
Love the coast by giving today
We care for 780 miles of coastline. As a charity, that's a big job. We couldn't maintain this great coast without your generous donations. Thank you.
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the coastline in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve wild beaches and protect the precious plants and wildlife that live there. They also ensure that future generations have the chance to witness the might of a stormy sea, explore the secrets of rugged rockpools, dive into stories of the past and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.