National Trust launches new poll to find the UK’s favourite coastal sound

If you've been following the fantastic shore sounds project, you'll know all about the fascinating audioboom sound clips from around the UK's seaside. If you haven't, it's a collaboration between The National Trust, National Trust for Scotland and the British Library, asking the public to help record special shore sounds. It is all about capturing the sonic diversity of the whole of the UK coastline. You can read more about the project in one of our previous posts this summer: Sounds of our shores.

The Sounds of the Shores team has now created a shortlist of ten amazingly diverse sounds. Curated from the hundreds of fantastic coastal sounds submitted by people this summer they want to find the top of the sound pops. They've launched a poll to find the UK’s favourite coastal sound - and they need your vote.

Which sound most transports people to the coast (millions of us daydream about being on the coast) and captures that special relationship that we have with the coastline around these beautiful islands? Let them know now.

You have three weeks to vote! Cast your vote by visiting

Top ten sounds - which one will you vote for?

1.            Children playing on Brean Sands, Somerset

2.            Dredging for oysters at Brightlingsea Essex

3.            Ferries in the Fog – River Mersey

4.            Ghost Train Ride – Palace Pier, Brighton

5.            Kittiwakes at the nest, Northumberland

6.            Raft Race, Mumbles (Wales)

7.            Seagulls and Waves at Back Bay, near Monreith (Scotland)

8.            Seals calling and snorting on Raithlin Island (Northern Island)

9.            ‘Singing’ Sands, Eigg, Scottish Hebrides (Scotland)

10.          Waves breaking on the beach at Trwyn Llanbedrog (Wales)

The voting will close on the 27 August. Don't forget to share your vote using the hashtag #shoresounds when you vote. We've been getting a lot of #shoresounds #wildtime lately!




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