Walk, Talk & Music – Blue Carbon & the restoration of local kelp forests (#HelpOurKelp)

Marine ecosystems like seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangroves absorb or ‘draw down’ carbon dioxide from the water and atmosphere. The storage of carbon in marine habitats is called blue carbon. The storage of blue carbon can be in the plants themselves, like seaweed and seagrass; in the seafloor sediment where plants are rooted; or […]


Undercliff Path Sculptures & free beach activites

A local arts and environmental education partnership – ONCA, Schools Without Walls and artist David Watson – on a mission to celebrate The Living Coast are thrilled to unveil two new sculptures for the Undercliff Path.  Children at local schools helped dream up these playful Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)-inspired sculptures of home. The sculptures are made from waste, […]


Beach Clean Saltdean

Situated on a Marine Conservation Zone ‘Beach Head West’ Saltdean beach is famed for its marine plants and wide shingle beaches.  Come and learn about local marine life and why it’s important to protect it from our experienced team of beach buddy volunteers. As autumn sets in, the seas get bigger – and the litter […]


The Living Shoreline – Newhaven

In celebration of the Homeward Bound Festival come along for an illustrated walk & talk (laminated covid safe photo pack per person) with Nature Photographer Steve Homewood on the flora & fauna of the dynamic interface of land, sea and air where the South Downs meet the sea. Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club, Marina Parade, […]

Family rockpooling

Guide to Rockpooling

Why not go and visit a rockpool along The Living Coast over the festival weekend? Here is a helpful guide from Sussex Wildlife Trust on what you may see, including fish, crabs, molluscs and sea anemones, as well as a guide to shoreline crabs you can find in Sussex. You can find out more about […]