Welcome to Coastwise North Devon

Look below and around the website for Coastwise activities in North Devon which has some of the most spectacular and varied coastal scenery in the country and wonderful seascapes. The coastal and marine life is amongst the richest in the country.

Wild and unspoiled places are interspersed by coastal communities and popular resorts where livelihoods owe much to the coast and sea.

It is the aim of Coastwise, an independent community initiative, to increase understanding of the coast, its wildlife, and its importance to North Devon in the past, present and the future. We do this through sharing knowledge, undertaking conservation activities and projects, and addressing current issues.

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Talks Blogs, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 09:57
    ..............she's good enough for Coastwise members. Sue is the passionate leader of the Cornwall Seal Group, who was recently honoured with an MBE for her work, and gave a talk on the Trust's...
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 12:16
    ........for people and protaction designations, as explained by Warden Joe Parker to a Coastwise audience, most of whom have visited the island. Joe is a keen ornithologist and bird ringer and...
  • Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 11:55 explained by author, lecturer and expert marine enthusiast Heather Buttivant. She explained the various defence and attack mechanisms that marine organisms have evolved, which include...
  • Monday, January 29, 2024 - 12:05
    .........for Amanda Gratton to see if her talk on "Appledore Women" was good enough for Coastwise members - it was ! Amanda, a volunteer at Appledore Museum, has researched its archives for the...
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024 - 12:05
    .....with its professionalism and friendly welcome for a large group of Coastwise members, on the first meeting of the new year. The visit was to the Ilfracombe lifeboat station, which operates a...
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 08:51
    .....and with it, the Spring activities programme which can be downloaded here  (click on 'Read More' first) Last year we found that a mix of talks and outdoor activities was popular, so this year...


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