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New Forest coast

The New Forest District has a coast some forty miles long. Around 90% of it has some form of nature conservation designation and it is host to many important habitats and species. It is also part of the wider Solent and one of the world's most famous locations for sailing. With traditional fishing and water based industries it is a fascinating mix of varied interests.

Events take place along the coast throughout the year. Find out what's happening on the New Forest Official Visitor website

You can view Seaview 2024 here  Seaview 2024 (PDF) [27MB]

Coastal services privacy notice

How the coastal and public facilities teams process your data.

Christchurch Bay and Harbour Flood and Coastal Erosion Management Strategy

A new Flood and Coastal Erosion Management (FCERM) Strategy to guide how the frontage from Hengistbury Head to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, will be sustainably managed for the next 100 years.

National Coastal Monitoring

Find out about data and information form the Channel Coastal Observatory

Hurst Spit to Lymington Strategy

The Strategy is exploring a long term sustainable future for the coast between Hurst Spit and Lymington to respond to climate change and sea level rise.

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