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

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 - 14:18 Becky Lofts, of the Seahorse Trust told Coastwise members. She is an experienced diver and found these little fish, of sizes from 2.5cm up to 32cm, very difficult to spot underwater, which...
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:12
    .....mainly because Coastwise invited it ! Coastwise invited the Festival to include Heather Buttivant's book "Rock Pool - Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides", some having been privileged to...
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 - 08:45
    The Coastwise Autumn Programme has been finalised, and there's some thing for almost everybody (unless you sit on a sofa all day watching television shopping channels). There's Sea Horses, aliens,...
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 08:36
    Who knew seaweed-pressing could be so much fun?  Clearly many Victorian women did, and it was the growing interest in these collectors that prompted member and seaweed expert Sarah Hotchkiss to lead...
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:41
    Coastwise members have for many years carried out the MBA's structured Shore Thing Surveys, contributing to a national database of marine flora and fauna which acts as a baseline for changes. Funding...
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:24
    Coastwise members braved the fine Easter Sunday traffic and parking problems to visit Ilfracombe's Tunnels Beach for a survey. What better place to spend a holiday Sunday than Tunnels ?  Now probably...


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