Marine and Coastal Wildlife Code

We may have heard of the Countryside Code, but the 2023 Marine and Coastal Wildlife Code gives specific advice on how you can help to minimise disturbance to wildlife when you visit the coast.

This essential guide highlights how to act responsibly when visiting the coast and how to recognise when you are disturbing marine wildlife.

‘The Marine and coastal wildlife code does not replace guidance from local councils or organisations. Instead, you can consider the code alongside guidance from other sources.’