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A designated urban biosphere reserve, The Living Coast stretches between Newhaven and Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex. From the grassy South Downs down to the chalk-and-shingle coast and city streets, it embraces everyone and everything that lives within this area and makes life here possible.

UNESCO biospheres are areas with significant natural value, created to help us learn how to balance what people and nature need to flourish. If you live, work or visit this region, you are part of The Living Coast and can be a part of creating an environment that we can all enjoy now and in the future.

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Sussex Bay successfully launches to support marine conservation

Sussex Bay successfully launches to support marine conservation

We were thrilled to be part of the launch of Sussex Bay on 13th June in Brighton & Hove.Together with the Partners of the Living ...

UNESCO UK Biospheres gather in the Isle of Man

UNESCO UK Biospheres gather in the Isle of Man

A week of inspiration and unity among the UK Biospheres.

Connecting to the sea for our health & wellbeing

Connecting to the sea for our health & wellbeing

At our Biosphere Partners meeting last March, we had the pleasure to host a talk by Professor Catherine Kelly, author of best-seller ...

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Rampion Visitor Centre, Brighton Beach
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Rampion Visitors Centre

Rampion Visitor Centre on Brighton Seafront is a free educational centre where you can learn all about the Rampion story and more. A great place to visit with kids, the staff are friendly, super knowledgeable and passionate about wind power and renewable energy.

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There are plenty of ways you can play a part in making our Living Coast a thriving environment. Explore the website, sign-up to our newsletter or follow us on social media to connect with projects, news, business and volunteering opportunities relevant to you.

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate The Living Coast, the Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere Region includes land and sea from Shoreham to Newhaven.  Shoreham Beach Sea Swimmers

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