Durham Coast

A visitor jumps across rocks on the edge of the sea on a sunlit Durham Coast beach

Important notice -

Cafe in the Dene is now closed to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. Outdoor spaces on the Durham Coast remain open, however we encourage people to stay home, avoid travel and observe social distancing.

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

Two walkers pause on the cliff top looking out towards the sun and sea at Blast Beach on the Durham Coast

Dedicate a donation

Support the Durham Coast by dedicating a donation to someone special and adding your precious memories to our interactive map. A unique way to remember a loved one or celebrate a significant occasion, your donation will help us care for this coastline for years to come.