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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News & Latest

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:50
    The sun shone and a cooling breeze set the scene at Croyde and attracted an ideal number of guides and visitors for our first public rock-pooling of the season.  Around 30 of us set off down the...
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:10
    A team from Combe Martin Museum & Coastwise surveyed the rocky shore life on Combe Martin Beach on 17th June. The poor overcast weather had deterred the public from joining us for a shore safari...
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 11:06
    Fremington Quay not only has a redundant rail station now acting as an excellent cafe, but a while ago came into existence at the boundary of two geological eras. Coastwise members walked round the...
  • Friday, May 29, 2015 - 17:56
    Barrel Jellfish. There have been reports of an invasion of the South West's shores by these large plankton (technically true), and here's one that made it up to the shore of the Gaia Reserve on the...
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 - 08:45
    Our annual visit away  took us to Penzance this year to the shores of Mounts Bay, on 18 &19 April. Eighteen of us, under the expert and helpful guidance of Trudy Russell & Jason Birt,...
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:08
    Coastwise members have a keen interest in their environment and surroundings, particularly as it affects marine life and the coastal fringes. Doug Eltham, Principal Environmental Policy Officer at...


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