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

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:16
    The science of Phycology, or the study of seaweeds, was effectively started by Victorian enthusiasts in the mid-1800s, who assembled collections of pressed seaweeds, and compiled artistic...
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:27
    The UK's environmental strategy will be set in a 25-year plan supervised by DEFRA and advised by the Natural Capital Committee. Natural Capital is the elements of nature that directly or indirectly...
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:43
    Coastwise's AGM session was a bit of a mixed bag, with members hearing about an Amazon expedition, rare local birds and videos of microscopic worms, as well as the rquired bit of AGM governance....
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - 18:48
    The 2017 member's session yielded its usual rich harvest of talent and inspiration. Cat Oliver, AONB Coastal Creatures Project Officer, gave a harrowing account of trying to live plastic-free for a...
  • Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:37
    Cat Oliver, local AONB project officer, is not one to shirk a challenge, and she addressed the problem of summarising the huge range of the current AONB Coastal Creatures Project. This is funded by...
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 18:21
    It pays dividends to be a diver with a small camera in a case waterproof to 50m, and not too bothered about all the paraphernalia of big cameras, multiple flash guns, exposures, white balance etc....


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