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