Durham Coast

Sunrise over Fox Holes near Easington Colliery, County Durham

Important notice -

Our coastline is open. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing measures. Please stay local if possible to avoid creating hotspots.

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

More about this place

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.

Wildflowers add colour to grassland overlooking Beacon Hill and the sea

Nature is a winner on the Durham Coast  

A wildflower meadow restoration project gets the green light thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery

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.

Durham Coast

Join or give

Rangers and volunteers holding litter pickers and bin bags cleaning a beach

We need your support

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.