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, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:49
    ....or at least occasionally if you'rer looking for seaweed. Professional algologist and Coastwise member Dr Sarah Hodgkiss gave other members a masterly overview of the seaweeds we can find and how...
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 15:08 normal for Coastwise members. Or at least in the talks series, which this week featured Debbie Frazer on the birds seen during frequent walks along Fremington Pill. This haven for bird...
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:23
    ...............and you're bound to see lots of Limpets and Anenomes. Nicola Mello gave Coastwise members an identification guide to both; like a lot of things, some are easy, but some are harder....
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:39
    .....come in all sizes, according to ecologist Pip Jollands, who gave Coastwise members a refresher on shells that can be found on the shore. This is to help the survey process, with members getting...
  • Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:59
    .....except that we're not going rowing, but heading out on the first shore survey for a long time ! To get Coastwise members into the right frame of mind for Lee Bay on 27th April, Paula Ferris...
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 08:21
    ........than London, as Coastwise's Jay Nicholson described the Shetland Isles to members as part of the summer talks series. Jay, a keen birder, wife and friends (being very patient while Jay...


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