Heritage Coast

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A Heritage Coast is a strip of coastline designated by the Countryside Agency in England and the Countryside Council for Wales in Wales as having notable natural beauty or scientific significance. 1,027 km of the English coastline and 500 km of the Welsh coastline, in both cases approximately one-third of the total length, have been designated as Heritage Coast. These coastlines are managed to conserve their natural beauty and improve accessibility for visitors.

Unlike National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), the Heritage Coast designation is non-statutory, and designations can only be made with the agreement of local authorities and land owners, however the majority of Heritage Coast falls within National Parks, AONBs or the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The first Heritage Coast was Beachy Head with its famous white cliffs.

Full list of Heritage Coasts

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