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Coastal and Marine

Coastal image - original RBF website

The North East of England has one of the most spectacular coastlines in Britain.  The majority of our coast is of national and international nature conservation importance.  Key sites include the Farne Islands with its breeding terns and seals, the Berwickshire and North Northumberland European marine site with its teeming marine life, the Durham Coast with its Magnesian Limestone cliffs, and the Tees Estuary - one of the most important bird sites in Europe.

Where can I see examples of coastal habitats in the North East?

Follow the links below for more information about coastal nature sites that are owned or managed by members of the North East Biodiversity Forum.  Please note that some of the sites are in remote locations and may have difficult terrain - refer to the individual web page for more details about site.

Sand Dunes

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Druridge Bay

Blyth to Seaton Sluice Dunes

North Gare (Teesmouth)


Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve



Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Marine Cliffs and Slope

Durham Coast

Seabirds and Offshore Islands

The Farne Islands