Caring for the South West coast

Our coastal island takes lots of care to keep it productive, healthy, adaptable, fun, beautiful and rich in culture.

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.

Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

Memories of Brean Down 

Lots of us have fond memories of days spent at the beach, building sandcastles and eating ice-cream. Here, Simon Larkins, North Somerset Manager, shares some of his.

Footpath and bench at Lizard Point, Cornwall

Our work at Lizard Point and Kynance Cove

Discover the important and ongoing work we carry out at Lizard Point and Kynance Cove.

A herd of cows at East Soar

Finding the balance at East Soar 

East Soar is an ancient farming settlement, managed to keep the coast productive, but also useful and in a sensitive way.

Wild flowers with the Mewstone in the background

Wembury Point: returning to nature 

This is the story of how huge public support allowed us to safeguard Wembury, and return it to its natural beauty for all to enjoy. Over £1.4million was donated by people who wanted to see this significant headland on the edge of Plymouth Sound restored and safeguarded for ever.

St Anthony Head

Revealing St Anthony Head

St Anthony Head has played a vital role in protecting our coastline throughout the years. Recently, work has focused on uncovering this fascinating history.

An aerial view of Brownsea Island, Dorset.

Working with nature on Brownsea 

As an island, Brownsea faces challenges other National Trust places do not, and a lot of time and energy is spent by us and our supporters maintaining and protecting this special place.

The Mewstone at Wembury

What if Neptune never happened? 

The Neptune Coastline Campaign has played a huge role in protecting and caring for the South West coast. Wembury is just one place that could look very different if Neptune hadn't played a part.