Beautiful beaches in the East of England

Brancaster Beach

Living on an island, we all have a deep emotional attachment to the sea. In the East of England we currently care for 117 miles of coastline, including some rather beautiful sandy and shingle beaches.

Here's a selection of our top choices:

Beach safety

three black dots of a ship wreck can be seen in the middle of the photo behind golden sand and beneath a blue sky

Know the risks

Don’t walk out to the shipwreck of the SS Vina at Brancaster Beach. The fast-flowing channel of tidal water and the quickly changing tides, will put your life in danger. Each year multiple people require rescuing as they get cut off from the land.

Moody skies at Brancaster Beach

Understand the sea

A beach can seem like a vast playground, but the tide can come in surprisingly quickly at Brancaster. Tide times and heights vary throughout the month and can easily catch you out if you haven’t checked them.

How can I stay safe on the beach?

  • Keep a watchful eye on your family
  • Stay together and don't use inflatables in the sea
  • In an emergency dial 999 for the Coastguard

Keeping our coastline clean

Marine litter on a beach

Look after the coast

Litter has always been a big problem on beaches and in the countryside and is hugely damaging to the wildlife and environment. As one of the largest conservation charities in Europe the National Trust relies on public support to help care for special places. We ask that you take your litter home with you. 

Support the coast
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Help us care for the coast you love

It’s thanks to your continued support that we're able to care for such special places on the coast. We hope together we can ensure that the coast remains special for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. The next 50 years presents an even greater challenge as the pressures on our coast become more extreme and prevalent.