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, November 23, 2018 - 12:23
    Dr Tara Hoope analysed the 'before' and 'after' survey results from her talk on15th Nov, and the conclusion is that quite a few members changed their view on the topic. Read the full results here.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:27 Coastwise's member's session. These always provides a good variety, but the latest was really eclectic. Stan explained how his curiosity about the composition of sand led to an...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 18:45
    One of Dr Tara Hooper's slides in her talk to Coastwise showed a yellow and black box carrying the message "Warning - Abbreviations and Jargon Ahead". Members need not have worried, because although...
  • Friday, October 26, 2018 - 16:35
    Naturalist and photographer Martin Batt bailed out of a career in banking consultancy and environmental consultancy. After work with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust he became the project manager for the...
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 08:38
    The Cephalobod in question is John Rundle (Top R, being attacked by a balloon model), now retired from the Marine  Biological Association where he was for many years Head Aquarist, and expert on...
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 17:24
    The Coastwise August 2018 Newsletter is out - a tribute to Paula Ferris' journalistic skills. This has been a busy year and with the help of the AONB's Coastal Creatures Project there have been Shore...


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