Our Welsh coast story: past, present and future

Did you know that the Welsh coast played a key role in the founding of the National Trust? Have you ever wondered what looking after the coast involves? Make a cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy these three short films about our story on the Welsh coast.

Dinas Oleu headland with Barmouth town and coastline in the foreground

The Welsh coast's role in our story 

Discover what part places like Dinas Oleu and Whiteford Burrows on the Welsh coast played in the history of the Trust.

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Welsh Coast - our beginnings

The Welsh coast has played host to some key moments in the history of the Trust. Find out about some of the big driving forces that led to us being able to protect 157 miles of coastline in Wales today.

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Our work on the Welsh coast

Places like Rhossili Bay - often voted as Wales' most beautiful beach, the unspoilt wildlife haven of Stackpole and the secluded beaches of Ceredigion, Llyn and Anglesey, are all cared for by our team of rangers. So that you and future generations can enjoy the breathtaking beauty, rich wildlife and fascinating heritage.

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Our future

Find out how we're preparing for the future and some of the challenges associated with climate change. Working towards a healthy, resilient, wildlife rich coastline that future generations can enjoy.