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

  • Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:16
    ......Some sunny day (unusual in early March), Coastwise members converged on Hele Bay. This was just one of three shore excursions in just one week during February’s low spring tides.     The...
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:37
    Not all Coastwise members come from Braunton, at the mouth of the River Caen, but there are quite a few ! The word "citizenship" might not be the first thing we'd associate with Coastwise, but Pamela...
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:45
    For the past couple of years, Coastwise has held a photographic competition, and it has become clear that members have a vast range of lovely pictures of all sorts. So this year a complete session...
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:58
    The AONB is taking a new approach to its North Devon area, with much more focus on seascape and the coast, and it is undertaking a project to assess the coastal character changes since its inception...
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 - 16:18
    The North Devon Biosphere Reserve's  Estuary Project addressess directly the link between farming effluents and river, estuary and sea pollution. Kate Hind has been working with local farmers to...
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 17:50
    Old friend of Coastwise, and author of 'Great British Marine Animals' and 'Benny the Blenny's Shallow Sea Adventure', Paul Naylor gave members another fascinating insight into some of the strange...


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