New Forest has around 40 miles of coastline, ranging from sandy beaches to saltmarshes and cliffs. Around 90% of it has some form of nature conservation designation and it is host to many important habitats and species. Taking care of the coastline is the responsibility of New Forest District Council, often working in partnership with other parties.
Plans and projects for coastal management
How we plan to manage the coastline and what we've recently worked on.
Security and regulation - New Forest coast
Information on byelaws and other matters of security and regulation of the New Forest Coast.