CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, is an award-winning community-led MOLA project. We tackle threats to England’s fragile coastal archaeology, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and support from Lloyds Register Foundation, Historic England and the National Trust.


Walkers can enjoy this series of Low Tide Trails to explore the wealth of archaeological features exposed on our shores.

Upcoming Events

CITiZAN archaeologists are hosting events up and down the country. Check out our upcoming events.

Start point to Slapton sands - Walking Workshop

This walking workshop takes you along the stunning Devon Coastline where we will be stopping at various archaeological sites to confirm update and record our Coastal heritage at ri...

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  • 08/03/2020
  • 9 a.m.

Hungry for Archaeology? Try Sandwich! (CITiZAN training event)

A free two day course based at Sandwich Bay. At 6am, it will be an early start for our foreshore session on Wednesday but the sunrise, and the archaeology, make it well worth it!...

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  • 10/03/2020
  • 1 p.m.

Defending Liverpool Talk

Join CITiZAN to learn about the military defences of the Liverpool Bay Discovery Programme. Learn about the area's early defences and how these defences were developed during th...

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  • 10/03/2020
  • 2 p.m.

Latest Blogs

Find out what the team, our project partners and volunteers have been up to in our blogs.

D-Day's Secret Harbours

In November 2019 CITiZAN south-west were joined by archaeology students from the University of Southampton to undertake survey work of D-Day infrastructures at Stokes Bay and Hayli...

  • By James MacDonell
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  • 24/02/2020

Hovering on the edge

On until 11 February, at Nice Things, Ramsgate, is an exhibition of photographs taken at the site of Pegwell Bay Hoverport: a collaboration between the East Kent Coast Discovery Pr...

  • By Lara Band
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  • 10/02/2020

Volunteering in Sutton on Sea with CITiZAN

Jordan and Leanne Havell describe their volunteering experience with us over the past few years in and around Sutton on Sea....

  • By Leanne & Jordan Havell
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  • 07/02/2020

Download the CITiZAN App

Want to get involved? Download the CITiZAN app for your smartphone and monitor the fragile heritage on your local foreshore. With nothing more than the phone in your pocket, you can locate and monitor at-risk archaeology with your smartphone!

Our Resources

Take a look at this useful set of resources for intrepid foreshore explorers and surveyors.