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

Snowy view over the Seven Sisters cliffs
Visitor on the coastal path leading towards the Rumps at Pentire Head, Cornwall

Coastal walks

Embark on one of our favourite coastal walks to feel revitalised by the sea air and open space. You'll see different wildlife and a rainbow of changing colours through the seasons.

Your shores...

View of White Cliffs of Dover

Urgent White Cliffs appeal 

The White Cliffs appeal succeeded in helping us secure 700,000 square metres of land immediately behind the clifftop - reaching our target of £1 million in just three weeks. Thanks to all for their amazing generosity. Any future donations will go to restoring the land.

Count House Cottage, near Botallack, Cornwall

Stay in Poldark country 

For the true Poldark experience, why not book a stay at Count House Cottage and explore Cornwall’s coast and mining heritage from your door. The cosy cottage was once a workshop and is close to the Botallack Mine Count House. It has magnificent sea views and the South West Coast Path is just metres away.

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.

People walking along the coast path with the sea behind them

The South West Coast Path challenge

How many miles have you walked or run of the South West Coast Path? This October we're challenging walkers and runners to clock up miles along the coast path in order to raise money to look after the path.

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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