Our views on coast, marine and water

Pwlldu Bay, Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales

We’re working with nature to achieve a sustainable future for our precious water resources. With 780 miles of the coastline under our care we’re playing our part to protect our shifting shores.

The storms battering the dunes

Living with change: Our shifting shores 

We're tackling the threats of a changing coastline to safeguard the coastline you love.

Grey seal on the beach at Blakeney Point, North Norfolk

Protecting our oceans 

Did you know we look after over 780 miles of UK coastline? It's why we’re supporting the creation of more Marine Protected Areas to protect the seas around the UK's coast.

Warden Chris Lingard removing military fency at Wembury Point, Devon

Fifty years of land use change at the coast 

Fifty years ago we commissioned our first survey of land use along the coast as part of the Neptune Coastline Campaign. Now we've surveyed the coast again - find out what's changed in that time.

Family visitors walking along the clifftop at The White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, on a sunny day in August.

Securing an England Coast Path by 2020 

We’re working with the Ramblers to ensure that the Government remains focused on delivering a coast path around England by 2020. Have your say and support the Ramblers’ One Coast For All campaign.

Blakeney Point Board Walk

From source to sea 

Water is essential to us in our role in caring for and promoting the importance of nature and heritage.

A pile of lots of different sized sticks and logs at Hardcastle Crags

Slow the Flow - Natural Flood Management at Hardcastle Crags

Have you every wondered why we make dams in Hardcastle Crags? Find out about the partnership work that we're doing to help reduce flood risk in Calderdale.

A view of flooded fields from Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Living with change - managing water and flooding 

We examine the ways climate change has impacted on the north coast of Somerset, and how we're responding.