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, July 27, 2017 - 08:39
    After the huge successes of previous BioBlitzes at Woolacombe and Croyde, Coastwise is helping the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and the North Devon Coastal AONB to run one at Lee Bay on 22nd...
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:10
    .......under the microscope at a Coastwise Microscope Workshop. A Coastwise Microscope workshop was held at Ilfracombe Dive Club on 23 June for 20 members of Coastwise and other organisations. Star...
  • Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:19
    Not penguins, but a dozen coastwise members led a shore safari for the public at Westward Ho!  on May Bank Holiday Monday.  Our battle through the traffic and the hassles of parking were more than...
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:16
    The Lizard peninsula was the objective for the annual Coastwise excursion, christened "Sea Squirts",  organised brilliantly by Mavis Symons. Members formed a little village of up to four campervans...
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:19
    Marine educator and television presenter Maya Plass runs her business "Learning to Sea" from her base near Plymouth. Coastwise was able to again get her services to give two days of guidance on...
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:43
    When she retired as head of the North Devon AONB, Linda Blanchard clearly had no intentions of disappearing from public life. Among other pursuits, she is a Trustee for the Museum of Barnstaple and...


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