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

  • Monday, February 17, 2020 - 11:10
    ......formed by the sunken hull of the former Royal Navy Leander class frigate HMS Scylla. Doug Herdson, marine biologist and fish specialist, and for a long time the Information Officer at the...
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 11:43
    ......says retired mental health nurse Mike Puleston ! Mike has been working with the Marine Biological Association on barnacles and their identification, and the reason for his frustration is that...
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:31
    Adeline Gladieux and Sarah Jordon of the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Reserve team talked to Coastwise members about a Bio-Cultural Heritage Tourism project which is in progress. The objective is to...
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:13
    We look to our seafood to be tasty and nutritious, but Karl Dean of Cefas (Centre for Environmental Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) showed Coastwise members how, without constant monitoring, it...
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 09:54 the Autumn 2019 programme of talks, but it was expertly managed to last just 15 minutes. A number of members then gave short talks on their own topic. Glenis Beardsley gave a harrowing...
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:46
    Coastwise held its annual photo competition, this year dedicated to the memory of Chris Mandry, whose excellent talks and underwater pictures gave members such pleasure. The joint winners are...


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