Tyne to Tees, shores and seas

Thanks in part to television programmes like Blue Planet, there’s an unprecedented public interest in our seas and in marine conservation. Our oceans play a critical role in producing over half of the oxygen we breathe, in regulating our climate and are home to a biodiverse abundance of life.

So much of our natural, industrial, cultural and maritime heritage lies out-of-sight beneath the waves – through SeaScapes, we’re looking forward to giving it even more attention; inspiring and empowering individuals, communities and businesses to understand, explore and protect our treasured coastline.

About SeaScapes

The heritage of the Tyne to Tees seascape is locally and nationally significant, and deserves to be better explored and celebrated. SeaScapes will do just that. The project is the result of a huge team effort and a lot of planning, and we are over the moon to start!

The project will stimulate communities to have a real and positive impact on our natural world and will make sure that it can still be enjoyed by future generations. We know that encouraging people to get outside will boost their wellbeing, and the beautiful coastline that SeaScapes will showcase is the perfect backdrop for it.


Latest News

Find out more about the latest SeaScapes projects, news and activities.

SeaScapes Summer School!

We’re super excited to announce the first SeaScapes Summer School! If you are aged 14-18, live in Sunderland or South Tyneside, love the coast & want to learn about marine life, then join our SeaScapes summer school starting Monday 29th August until Friday 2nd September. In this week-long summer school, you will be able to […]

Bountiful Butterflies

The Our Coast, Our wildlife project is working to better understand coastal butterfly and day moth populations along the coast in order to be able to help them thrive. Our coastal clifftops, meadows and beach banks provide a rich habitat for many different species whilst at the same time enabling us to enjoy the views […]

Walking in the footsteps of Romans

In partnership with Arbeia Roman Fort we completed the second in our series of walks exploring the coastal heritage of South Tyneside. The walk started with a tour of the lighthouse Souter Lighthouse and the Leas then we made our way down to Trow Rocks, exploring the geology of the area along the way. We […]

Upcoming Events

We have a range of events and activities for you to take part in, on, next to, or in the sea. If you are interested in any of the events below, click on the box and use the booking system in place. We can also run activities for groups – please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

11th August 2022
Seaham Hall Beach to Ryhope Beach Clean with the Coast Project
12th August 2022
SeaScapes Butterfly Count
17th August 2022
Wednesday Womble at Crimdon (17 August)
17th August 2022
Wild about Wrecks!
18th August 2022
RED ACRE/TERRACE BEACH CLEAN, SEAHAM Thursday 18th August 2022 11am-1pm

See all of our public events and activities here.