Coastal days

Kite-flying on the beach at Formby, Liverpool

Windswept cliffs and golden beaches, rare wildlife and famous shipwrecks – there’s so much to discover along our coastline. Stay in a holiday cottage a pebble’s throw from the beach, cook up a seafood feast, or kit out your home with seaside inspired décor – there are lots of ways to enjoy the best of the coast this summer.

We care for 775 miles of coastline across the UK. Every time you stay at one of our holiday cottages or visit our cafes and shops, you help us to protect this precious landscape for generations to come.

Tywyn holiday cottage, Wales

Book a beach break 

Sand between your toes, gulls soaring overhead, the tang of salt in the air. There’s nowhere quite like the coast – and no better way to experience it than from one of our holiday cottages. From the White Cliffs of Dover to the fishing towns of Cornwall, our cottages offer the perfect base for a seaside getaway.

Estuary retail collection from the National Trust

Channel coastal style 

Our new Estuary retail range is inspired by the understated beauty of untamed and remote estuaries and coastline in our care. Bring the spirit of the seaside into your home with chic furnishings, cosy throws and delicate kitchenware.

Foodie inspiration

A walker with her dog at Trevose Head, Cornwall

Discover a coastal walk

One of the best ways to explore the coast is on one of our walking trails. Enjoy open space, fresh sea air and fascinating wildlife.