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The Living Coast
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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.
From Kew to Kemptown - Almost 1,000 young plants find a home on Brighton beach
Join the team delivering the Changing Chalk project across The Living Coast and wider Eastern South Downs
Despite the challenges we all continue to face due to Covid, there has been so much to celebrate this year across The Living Coast.
What’s on across The Living Coast
Slake is an independent distillery situated in Shoreham-by-Sea between the South Downs National Park, the River Adur and the sea.
Inspired by the natural diversity of our locality and the fantastic ingredients we have around us we hand-craft quality spirits, distilled at the crossroads of science and nature.
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.