Phil Dyke

Coast and marine adviser, Cornwall

Phil Dyke - Coast and marine adviser

Phil Dyke can't escape the sea. Luckily, he doesn’t really want to...

Phil Dyke, Coast and marine adviser
The sea is Phil Dyke's day job, but when he’s not at work he can be found messing about in boats, or taking in the view from a coastal path.
During 30 years with the National Trust, Phil has witnessed changes in the coastal environment that's both his speciality and passion. And he’s not only witnessing it - it’s his job to advise and support colleagues as they deal with the UK’s constantly shifting coastline.
His career began with us on coastal and marine issues on the Isle of Wight and he then moved to Cornwall. The county is now his base though he works across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
As the ‘go-to’ person for marine issues, Phil’s appearances include the Today Programme, Costing the Earth, the Six O’Clock News, and both national and local print media. His radio experience is equally varied, from regional radio to the Voice of Russia.
Phil holds an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of London and teaches on coast and marine management. While he’s happy in the university lecture theatre, the coast is his natural habitat. One special place is Messack Point on the Carrick Roads in Cornwall, described by Phil as: "An estuary landscape where land meets sea – a perfect blend of natural and cultural land and seascape, ideal for refreshing the soul."
To get in touch with Phil please contact our press office on 0844 800 4955.