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 3, 2017 - 18:34
    Coastwise members between them see quite a lot of marine fauna and algae, but scuba diver Mags Ashton sees it much better....and photographs it brilliantly, giving members a real visual feast. When...
  • Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:05
    Paula Ferris reports from the recent MBA Crab Workshop at Lee Bay - Crabs have a lot going for them.  Everyone loves them, especially children – right.  There are not many species on our shore so it...
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 09:07
    Marine enthusiast and educator Heather Buttivant is a shining example of what she preaches - "you can teach yourself". As a self-taught marine expert she received no formal biological education,...
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 14:37
    When Augustus M Toplady composed the hymn, he wasn't necessarily thinking of Lundy. However, Coastwise most members love the island, and Dr Stan Coats gave them a detailed history of its granite from...
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 14:33
    Sue Sayer (top L with colleague Kate Hockley) of the Cornwall Seal Group opened the Coastwise Autumn session with the ever-popular topic of seals. The south west is fortunate in its seals, home to a...
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:43
    Dr Keith Hiscock, Marine Biological Association Associate (" means I'm retired but the MBA still thinks I may be useful to it......"), was the tutor for an Anemone Workshop organised by Cat...


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