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 with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 18:45
    One of Dr Tara Hooper's slides in her talk to Coastwise showed a yellow and black box carrying the message "Warning - Abbreviations and Jargon Ahead". Members need not have worried, because although...
  • Friday, October 26, 2018 - 16:35
    Naturalist and photographer Martin Batt bailed out of a career in banking consultancy and environmental consultancy. After work with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust he became the project manager for the...
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 08:38
    The Cephalobod in question is John Rundle (Top R, being attacked by a balloon model), now retired from the Marine  Biological Association where he was for many years Head Aquarist, and expert on...
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 17:24
    The Coastwise August 2018 Newsletter is out - a tribute to Paula Ferris' journalistic skills. This has been a busy year and with the help of the AONB's Coastal Creatures Project there have been Shore...
  • Friday, March 23, 2018 - 18:21
    A local historian  gave Coastwise members a comprehensive overview of Bideford’s marine connections, starting with a survey of the estuary with its two ‘pills’, or side valleys. Peter Christie has a...
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:25
    On Friday Coastwise members attended a microscope workshop, using Ilfracombe Dive Club's excellent clubhouse in Ropery Row.6 It's very convenient for specimen collection on Cheyne Beach, and the...


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