Durham Coast

Sunrise over Fox Holes near Easington Colliery, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

Durham Coast

Things to see and do

Durham Coast

Wildlife

Bright purple pink flowers of the Bloody Cransebill

Discover our wildlife 

From birds and wild flowers to rare butterflies, there's lots of wildlife to discover on your visit to the Durham Coast.

A basking Durham argus butterfly at Durham Coast

Durham Argus butterfly project 

Making home improvements for a very special resident. Our story features a little yellow flower, arson and inspiration found in a bin.

A Ranger leads a guided walk

What's on 

There's so much to do on the Durham Coast, from guided walks or rock pooling with a Ranger to challenging fell races.