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.

There's lots more, including all the latest pics on Facebook:  Link -

Talks Blogs, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 16:47
    Dr Luiza Borges gave us the first ever Zoom talk from mainland Europe on 'boring marine organisms'. Most of us have seen 'shipworm' holes in driftwood without understanding why they were there. Only...
  • Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:43
    .......don't deter serious rockpoolers, said Heather Buttivant, an old friend of Coastwise, as she stiffened members' backbones and inspired them to get out despite the season. Heather's message...
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 17:02
    ................according to Sam Hallam, who's researching oceanic trends that influence climate at Southampton University, with support from Spitfire, Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training...
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 19:59
    Bev Phillips gave a very animated talk on Dynamic Dunescapes, and described her work on Braunton Burrows. These are one of the best dune systems in the UK and along with Croyde and Woolacombe are the...
  • Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 21:38
      Mike Puleston, from The Shores of South Devon, highlights some of his favourite images of marine organisms from the inter-tidal zone of the county's well known rock and sand beaches. Mike gave a...
  • Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:05 the (very) cautiously optimistic picture that Jonathon Porritt gave to Coastwises members, while talking about his new book. He outlined the familiar picture of frozen arctic sediments...


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