Coastal protection and management
Dorset has a stunning coastline which is internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site.
The coastline is managed by various different organisations including National Trust , Dorset Wildlife Trust and private landowners. The Dorset Coast Forum is an organisation that promotes the sustainable use of Dorset Coastline and look at long-term issues that affect the future of our coastline.
Dorset County Council's Coastal Ranger Team is responsible for the management of the Dorset section of the South West Coast Path, the England Coast Path and coastal corridor. It also manages Durlston Country Park in Swanage, the Durlston Marine Project and works closely with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
You can get involved with looking after our wonderful coastline in lots of different ways from adopting a section of the coast to helping with a local beach clean or recording sightings of dolphins and whales.
Coastline - protection
Coastline protection schemes that are in place across Dorset to reduce coastal erosion.
Durlston Marine Project
The Durlston Marine Project is our community-based marine awareness programme. It focuses on the Durlston Marine Research Area - a voluntary marine study area that extends 25km (15 miles) along the Purbeck coastline from St. Aldhelm's Head to South Haven Point.