Supporting the fishing community
Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society

The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society is helping to promote the social, cultural and economic value of the UK’s largest beach-launched fishing fleets.

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Author: Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society

Location: East Sussex, South East England

Coastal adaptation at Birling Gap
Birling Gap, The National Trust

To tackle the challenge of coastal erosion, the property team at Birling Gap decided to work as much as possible with nature and not against it, in order to maintain a local attraction that receives around 350,000 visitors a year.

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Author: The National Trust

Location: Birling Gap, East Sussex, South East England

Restoring habitats to increase resilience
Photo by Peter Holmes

The Medmerry Realignment Scheme in West Sussex is an innovative coastal defence saving £300,000 in taxpayers’ money each year and enabling year-round business opportunities.

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Author: New Economics Foundation

Location: West Sussex, South East England

The South West Coast Path
"SWCP Minehead start" by Geof Sheppard - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The South West Coast Path is used all year round by walkers, who contribute millions of pounds into shops and businesses in the region supporting almost 10,000 local jobs.

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Author: The South West Coast Path team

Location: South West England

Footprints in the sand
Thanet Coast Project

The Thanet Coast Project reconnected people from deprived areas of Kent with their coast, increasing their knowledge of local cultural heritage, helping address health inequalities and developing conservation skills.

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Author: Thanet Coast Project

Location: Thanet, Kent, South East England

The coast as an educational resource
Sea class

Learn to Sea is an award-winning marine education facility in South Devon, run by the marine biologist Maya Plass, which uses the coast as an educational resource.

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Author: Maya Plass

Location: South Devon, South West England

Eco-tourism in the Isle of Mull
Isle of Mull, Eagle by Jacob Spinks, Flickr

The Isle of Mull’s diverse wildlife, including iconic Scottish species like puffins and basking sharks, support a lot of the local industry and jobs. Wildlife tourism supports at least 110 jobs and £1.4 million of local income.

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Author: New Economics Foundation

Location: Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Coastal centre at Waterfoot
Coastal centre at Waterfoot Beach by Jude Byrne

Moyle District Council is using a £186,560 grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund to create a new coastal centre in Waterfoot Beach to celebrate the Sea of Moyle on the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Author: Moyle District Council

Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Coasteering in North Wales
Anglesey costeering

Anglesey Adventures offers activities like Coasteering and is one of the many small businesses supporting the outdoor activity tourism sector in North Wales, which is worth £481 million and supports over 8,200 jobs.

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Author: Anglesey Adventures

Location: Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales

The UK’s first-ever tidal lagoon
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon - Illustration

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is a project to build the world’s first power-generating tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. It has the potential to support 1,900 jobs and power 155,000 homes through renewable energy sources.

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Author: Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd.

Location: Swansea, South Wales