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, March 9, 2018 - 11:52
    On 9 November Imogen Napper gave us an outstanding talk entitled Fantastic Plastic? about plastic pollution in the sea,  particularly microplastics. . As a PhD student in Professor Richard Thompsons...
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:07
    Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network is a bit of a mouthful, but Alex Bellisario explained what the project is all about to Coastwise members. The aim is to record disappearing coastal...
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:01
    Coastwise members put effort into identifying the flora and fauna that they find on the seashore, but most are not so sure about the classification heirarchy, or taxonomy, into which they fit. Dr...
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 12:08
    The effect on marine life of too much sound ? Well, maybe not, but Coastwise members heard John Harwood, a semi-retired Professor of Biology at St Andrew’s University, give an overview of his...
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:43
    Josh Day, National Trust local ranger, gave Coastwise members an insight into his very thoughtful approach to managing the NT land between Croyde and Ilfracombe, which covers everything from Culm...
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:30
    ......were explored by Dr Keith Hiscock, as he gave Coastwise members a preview of his new book "Exploring Britain's Hidden World - A Natural History of Seabed Habitats" This draws on Keith's...


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