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 10, 2018 - 12:08
    The effect on marine life of too much sound ? Well, maybe not, but Coastwise members heard John Harwood, a semi-retired Professor of Biology at St Andrew’s University, give an overview of his...
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:43
    Josh Day, National Trust local ranger, gave Coastwise members an insight into his very thoughtful approach to managing the NT land between Croyde and Ilfracombe, which covers everything from Culm...
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:30
    ......were explored by Dr Keith Hiscock, as he gave Coastwise members a preview of his new book "Exploring Britain's Hidden World - A Natural History of Seabed Habitats" This draws on Keith's...
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:16
    The science of Phycology, or the study of seaweeds, was effectively started by Victorian enthusiasts in the mid-1800s, who assembled collections of pressed seaweeds, and compiled artistic...
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:27
    The UK's environmental strategy will be set in a 25-year plan supervised by DEFRA and advised by the Natural Capital Committee. Natural Capital is the elements of nature that directly or indirectly...
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:43
    Coastwise's AGM session was a bit of a mixed bag, with members hearing about an Amazon expedition, rare local birds and videos of microscopic worms, as well as the rquired bit of AGM governance....


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