Beside the Seaside

Less days out by the sea

The National Trust has reported a worrying 20 per cent decline in the number of people visiting the coast since 2005. The research commissioned from YouGov also revealed that over half the nation hasn’t had a single day trip to the coast in the last year.

The survey, based on a study of 9,000 people over 10 years, found young people have less of a connection with the coast than older people. Just 14% of 18- to 24-year-olds rated a day at the seaside as their happiest childhood memory, compared with 38% of over-55s, and a national average of 29%.

Most people agreed parents should give children the opportunity to experience the UK’s seaside, with 94% of those aged 55 and over and 88% of those with children believing it important.

You can read more here.

Is anyone planning a project that engages young people with coastal or seaside heritage?

View Melissa Strauss's profile Melissa Strauss Aug 26 2015 - 4:57pm
  1. Worthing Pier

    Worthing Pier: Past, Present and Future? is a community project, managed by the Worthing Youth Council. With the help of the community,  they are capturing the past, recording the present, and discovering the future of their pier.

    Find out all about this Young Roots project on the W3PF? website.

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