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

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 17:52
    On 28th May we returned to Barricane for the first time after September’s successful bioblitz to put the data gathered then to use. Using forms pre-printed with the commoner seaweeds & animals...
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 08:27
    Buckets and spades were the order of the day at the latest coastwise workshop held at Westward Ho! on 16th May.  The MBA’s Jack Sewell led with a presentation about animals living in sand, in the...
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 17:57
    A successful plankton session led by Jim Monroe was held in the Ilfracombe Dive Club on 8th May, a great venue conducive to microscopy and much conviviality. Jim Monroe and Robert Down braved wind...
  • Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:40
    Twenty members of Coastwise North Devon visited the Falmouth area for two seashore safaris on the 26th -27th April 2014 under the skilled guidance of Trudy Russell, a marine advisor with Natural...
  • Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:46
    Coastwise members were challenged by Elaine Hayes, manager of the North Devon AONB, to become creative, and help her make Wordles. Now that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (...
  • Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:20
    Dr Sarah Hodgkiss is a hopeless phycophile....and is very happy with it ! She admitted as much as she gave Coastwise members the benefit of her deep knowledge and love of seaweed. Since the 18th...


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