On the seabed and coast
We manage the seabed of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including offshore energy, aggregates, and cables and pipelines. We also look after much of UK's foreshore.
Our brilliant places on the seabed and coast
On an increasingly busy seabed, we work closely with industry and stakeholders to help ensure the waters of England, Wales and Northern Ireland continue to be a brilliant place to invest. We also manage around half of the foreshore surrounding these areas.
Learn more about how we are unlocking potential to make best use of the UK’s world leading resources offshore as well as how we look after our foreshore.
2018 Marine Aggregates Capability & Portfolio Report
The Crown Estate owns almost all of the sand and gravel resources lying off of the coast of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and we award and manage commercial agreements for companies to extract it.
This document is designed to help planning officers in local authorities understand the contribution that marine aggregates can make, by identifying offshore sources and providing information on supply routes.Read more
Guide to an offshore wind farm
The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have published an updated and extended version of the popular ‘A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm’, to help a range of stakeholders and potential new market entrants understand how an offshore wind farm is built, operated and maintained.Read more
Our role in offshore wind
The UK is home to the world’s leading offshore wind sector; already meeting 8% of national electricity demand and on track to meet 33% by 2030.
Hear our team explain The Crown Estate’s role in this remarkable sector, unlocking the extraordinary potential of our seabed, to deliver clean, affordable, home-grown energy.Watch video
A sustainable future for offshore wind
The Offshore Wind Sector Deal represents a powerful vision for UK offshore wind, setting it on the path to deliver a significant and growing contribution to our national electricity needs, support the UK’s transition to a clean energy future and unlock opportunities for communities and businesses across the country as part of a flourishing domestic supply chain.Read more
2018 Offshore Wind Operational Report
The Crown Estate showcases another record-breaking year for UK offshore wind, with the launch of its 2018 Offshore Wind Operational Report.Read more
Find out more
Visit our most used websites to learn more about what we do on the seabed.
Offshore wind electricity map
Explore our interactive map showing the current output of operational wind farms around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Marine data exchange
Access our information hub of survey data and reports collected by our offshore renewable and marine aggregates customers.
Foreshore and estuary ownership map
Use our interactive map to identify our foreshore and estuary ownership around England, Wales and Northern Ireland