Coastline

The coastline we love is under increasing threat. With over 775 miles of it under our care, we're making sure it's well protected

Beach clean at Ayrmer Cove, South Devon
View of White Cliffs of Dover

Urgent White Cliffs appeal 

The White Cliffs appeal has been successful in helping us secure 700,000 square metres of land immediately behind the clifftop - reaching our target of £1 million in just three weeks. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the public and thank you all. Any future donations will go to restoring the land.

Walking on the South West coast path near Pencarrow Head, Cornwall

Caring for coastal footpaths 

Find out how we've been looking after the hundreds of miles of coastal paths in our care.

Remember a charity

Leaving a gift to save our coastline 

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters and 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Campaign, the National Trust manages more than 775 miles of UK coastline. Gifts in wills have been fundamental to our success.

" I have a deep love of the coast. Formby where I'm based means a lot to me, a place where generations of my family have been visiting."
- Kate Martin, lead ranger, Formby
Looking along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path at Stackpole.

A vision for our coastline 

Our Neptune campaign has been working to preserve the UK's coastline for 50 years. Now we've announced our plans for the next 50.

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.

The storms battering the dunes

Living with change: Our shifting shores 

We're tackling the threats of a changing coastline to safeguard the coastline you love.

Image of the Mapping our shores website

Spot the difference 

Use our Land use mapping website to discover the differences fifty years has made in coastal land use.

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