Fifty years of Neptune Coastline campaign

Over the past 50 years, the people-powered Neptune Coastline campaign has enabled us to buy 574 miles of glorious coastline; securing these special places for all to enjoy. Today we look after 775 miles of coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland and we need your help to continue to look after our coastline

Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula, Swansea
Rhossili Bay, Wales

Fifty years of Neptune Coastline campaign  

Over the past 50 years, the people-powered Neptune Coastline campaign has enabled us to buy 574 miles of glorious coastline; securing these special places for all to enjoy.

How the appeal adds up

  • Over the past 50 years, your donations enabled us to buy 574 miles of coastline
  • Today we look after 775 miles of coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Each coastal mile costs £3k a year to maintain
A view of Studland Beach, Dorset

Caring for our coast 

Find out more about our efforts to conserve the 775 miles of coastline in our care. Our work to protect its plant and wildlife, and safeguard it from weather and tidal erosion.

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.

Fifty years of Neptune Coastline campaign

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Dunes at Studland Bay
£10 could buy 25 marram grass plants to stabilise natural dune defences
£25 could enable us to create a metre of flower-rich wildlife trail
Wildflowers overlooking Freshwater West
Footpath to Godolphin hill in the summer
£50 would go towards building a metre of wear-resistant footpath or repair a storm damaged walkway
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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.

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