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

  • Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 11:55
    It’s a well-worn aphorism that history is written by the victors, but prolific author and historian Dr  Todd Gray  gave Coastwise members  a fascinating insight into the way that inconvenient facts...
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:02
    Robert Irvine, marine consultant with Sea-Scope and long-time expert on the Lundy marine life,  talked about monitoring the changes that have come about in the (nearly) 60 years of the Lundy Marine...
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:03
    Coastwise members reviewed the results of the previous day's census at Saunton sands. The hardy Coastwise stormtroopers had hit Saunton beach hard (well, actually quite sensibly, really, and after...
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:53
    Beadlet anemones, Actinia equina, so named for their necklace of neon blue ‘beads’ use these to fight and Dr Sarah Lane, a behavioural ecologist with an interest in fighting behaviours, has been...
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:48
    The fate of HMS Montague was not the one intended when she was built…owing to navigational confusion during a communications exercise and thick fog she became grounded on the rocks surrounding Lundy...
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:04
    The ecology of bryozoans is not an obvious immediate attention-grabber, but Mark Ward of Somerset Wildlife Trust devoted five years of his life to it. Mark is now in the world of community outreach,...


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