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

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:03
    Coastwise members reviewed the results of the previous day's census at Saunton sands. The hardy Coastwise stormtroopers had hit Saunton beach hard (well, actually quite sensibly, really, and after...
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:53
    Beadlet anemones, Actinia equina, so named for their necklace of neon blue ‘beads’ use these to fight and Dr Sarah Lane, a behavioural ecologist with an interest in fighting behaviours, has been...
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:48
    The fate of HMS Montague was not the one intended when she was built…owing to navigational confusion during a communications exercise and thick fog she became grounded on the rocks surrounding Lundy...
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:04
    The ecology of bryozoans is not an obvious immediate attention-grabber, but Mark Ward of Somerset Wildlife Trust devoted five years of his life to it. Mark is now in the world of community outreach,...
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 09:54
    Maybe this should have been titled: What we could find on the Shore if we were as amazing at finding creatures as Jan…especially highly camouflaged creatures that look exactly like the seaweed they...
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:07
    The programme of Spring talks has been finalised by our fantastic programme team.......see box on Right to download a copy


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