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, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Friday, December 1, 2023 - 12:17
      (See below for YouTube video of the talk), not the Disney media franchise, but Coastwise speaker Nadia Frontier when scuba diving in the Antarctic Ocean. Nadia is a marine biology...
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023 - 09:55
    ......which is run by a passionate team of conservationists, including Director of Research Tom Brereton who, as well as this role, is also Visiting Professor in Conservation Science at the...
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 09:51
    ......but offshore, using wind, was the topic that Laura Gatdula, an independant environmental consultant working in the field, covered in her talk to Coastwise members. She was careful to point...
  • Friday, October 27, 2023 - 11:17 Coral Smith, from the DWT, showed Coastwise members during her talk pulling together data from three groups of marine surveyors. Shoresearch methodologies have been followed by Coastwise, the...
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 - 11:23
    ..........was blessed with decent weather for a good contingent of Coastwise members, with guiding and spotting by resident expert Rob Jutsum. Over 40 species were spotted, along with plenty of other...
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 - 10:59
    ...............and was the mid point of an excellent walk - the final one of the Coastwise Summer Programme - which was organised and guided by Martin Corfe. The route took in Kilkhampton Common, Lee...


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