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, December 1, 2017 - 18:48
    The 2017 member's session yielded its usual rich harvest of talent and inspiration. Cat Oliver, AONB Coastal Creatures Project Officer, gave a harrowing account of trying to live plastic-free for a...
  • Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:37
    Cat Oliver, local AONB project officer, is not one to shirk a challenge, and she addressed the problem of summarising the huge range of the current AONB Coastal Creatures Project. This is funded by...
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 18:21
    It pays dividends to be a diver with a small camera in a case waterproof to 50m, and not too bothered about all the paraphernalia of big cameras, multiple flash guns, exposures, white balance etc....
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - 18:34
    Coastwise members between them see quite a lot of marine fauna and algae, but scuba diver Mags Ashton sees it much better....and photographs it brilliantly, giving members a real visual feast. When...
  • Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:05
    Paula Ferris reports from the recent MBA Crab Workshop at Lee Bay - Crabs have a lot going for them.  Everyone loves them, especially children – right.  There are not many species on our shore so it...
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 09:07
    Marine enthusiast and educator Heather Buttivant is a shining example of what she preaches - "you can teach yourself". As a self-taught marine expert she received no formal biological education,...


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