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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News & Latest

  • Friday, May 15, 2020 - 10:04
    ......with Coastwise member Martin Batt. Like all organisations Coastwise has been severely affected by the C-19 restrictions, and the summer programme of outside activities has had to be abandoned...
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 09:10
    This is a small collection of pictures posted on the Coastwise Whatsapp Group, where members have been using their Daily Walk productively, noting and appreciating all around them and sharing their...
  • Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:08
    With everyone pinned down by Covid-19, Coastwise activities have taken a hit like nearly everything else, but this Newsletter (click to download), compiled by Paula Ferris, provides an update on what...
  • Friday, April 17, 2020 - 10:50 a way to understand what new species are arriving on our shores. This new survey process which started last year is carried out twice yearly at two beaches: Westward Ho! and Lee Bay. It...
  • Monday, March 16, 2020 - 11:02
    ......and we don't mean just after Covid-19. Harry Barton of the Devon Wildlife Trust gave Coastwise members his view on the future of marine conservation and wildlife when we've left the EU. He...
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 - 15:26
    ........also known as plankton, an important part of our marine ecosystem. A real expert, Dr Dave Conway of the Marine Biological Association gave Coastwise members a guided tour of the plankton...


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