Coastal lands

Fisherman on a Florida pier

In the spring of 2010, Terry Breed and his wife, Susan, opened a pontoon boat rental business in Destin, Florida.

“We were retired, bored, and looking for something to do,” says Terry. They leased some land and a dock down at the mouth of Choctawhatchee Bay and, far from kicking back to...

In the News

The Trust for Public Land announced that they have completed the purchase of properties in the Cities of Destin and Lynn Haven, Fla., which will become new coastal parks. The acquisitions are for two of four new coastal Panhandle parks being funded through the $34.4 million Florida Coastal Access Project, as approved by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) along with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. The Trust for Public Land, working independently of DEP, was instrumental in acquiring four properties across the panhandle for new parks using early restoration funds from the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

Aerial photo of Kawela Bay, Hawaii

Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, and even film crews: sharp eyes might recognize it as the backdrop for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the TV series Lost. Despite all the...

Young Island, Washington

The Trust for Public Land worked to protect Young Island, which is rich with pocket beaches, diving areas, stunning wildflowers, and spots for wildlife and bird-watching as part of the San Juan Marine State Park Area.

In the news

The crashing waves along the jagged Sonoma coastline near Stewart’s Point reverberated through the soul of Walter Antone. He heard the deep layers of years in each slap of wave against rock — the childhood he spent fishing along the cliffs with his father — and even father back when his ancestors would fish and gather abalone and mussels along the same cliffs.

In the news

Sonoma County supervisors have signed off on the final piece of a complex deal that will transfer nearly 700 acres of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians’ ancestral lands near Stewarts Point back to the tribe in exchange for permission to build a public bluff-top trail along more than a mile of sweeping coastline.

The Kashia return to the coast

In the fall of 2015, The Trust for Public Land purchased the Preserve's 688 acres from the family that has owned the land for most of the 20th century. The newly established Kashia Coastal Preserve restores coastal access to the Kashia, protects important cultural sites, and provides a place to connect present and future generations of the Kashia with their heritage

Ka Iwi, O'ahu, Hawai'i

The Trust for Public Land is working with partners to protect the land from development and ensure that the area's natural beauty and cultural sites will be preserved for everyone to enjoy.

Kuamo'o Battlefield and Burial Grounds

The Kona Coast on the island of Hawai'i is the site of the historic battle that led to the end of the traditional kapu religious system in the early 1800s. The Trust for Public Land worked with a local nonprofit organization, the landowner, and the community to preserve this special place for generations to come.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced that the last large unprotected coastal forest between New York and Boston, a 1,000 acre parcel known as The Preserve, will be permanently protected, instead of being developed with houses and a golf course. The land is now owned by Connecticut, the town of Old Saybrook and Essex Land Trust.