Coastline

The coastline we love is under increasing threat. With over 780 miles of it under our care, we're making sure it's well protected

Sandscale Haws and the Duddon Valley Estuary, nr Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Coastline at Giant's Causeway

Did you know...? 

The National Trust cares for over 780 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here are a few things you might not have known about our shores.

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Shifting shores

Thanks to your generous donations, we’re now looking after more than 780 miles of the UK’s coastline. Our coast and marine specialist Phil Dyke explains how the changing climate is threatening our shifting shores, and how your continued support will help protect the natural coastal landscapes we love.

A man and two young girls splash in the water at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

Help keep the coast alive 

Building sandcastles and paddling in the sea - what if all we had left of the coast were memories? As seas rise and storms rage, our shifting shores are transformed. Each coastal mile costs £3,000 a year to maintain and we need your help to keep the coast alive for everyone.

Fighting the plastic tide

Marine litter on a beach

Phasing out single use plastics at our places 

The National Trust is committed to creating safe and healthy places for nature and wildlife to thrive. To help safeguard nature for the future, we're phasing out single use plastics at the places we care for. Find out our plan to go plastic free.

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