Coast & beaches

As an island nation, we all feel a strong connection to the coast. We look after more than 775 miles of coastline, all year round

Walking the coast in Northumberland
National Trust Surf Ambassador surfing at Sandy Mouth, Cornwall

Surfing spots 

For a real adrenaline kick why not catch some waves against the backdrop of beautiful bays we look after. Our surfing champion’s top five spots combine fantastic scenery with great surf. Be inspired by our surf ambassador Alan Stokes.

Your shores...

A volunteer clears bracken on the coast

Volunteering on the Yorkshire Coast

A day of volunteer conservation work at our special place can involve anything from woodland work or fencing to dry stone walling, footpath repairs or biological surveys.

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.


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