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

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 09:54
    Coastwise member and keen diver Chris Mandry shared his love of scallops with other members in a fascinating talk. Chris outlined the anatomy and works of the bivalve. Members learned that the...
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 09:51
    Fiona Crouch, Shore Thing Project Officer at the MBA, gave Coastwise members an overview of the results from the several years of Shore Thing surveys, and a view on the effects on the rocky shore of...
  • Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:59
    Dr Pip Jollands explained to Coastwise members how such BioBlitz species counts are a vital contribution to ecology. The Woolacombe BioBlitz, organised by Coastwise with support from the Big...
  • Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:55
    We already knew it, but ecologist Robert Irving amply demonstrated to Coastwise members Lundy’s exceptional qualities in an excellent presentation ranging from the history of Lundy’s marine ...
  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 16:54
    Coastwise members include many who are keen on birding, so Tim Jones (one of the two Tims of "The Birds of Lundy" fame) received a warm welcome. Tim's ulterior motive was recruitment of Wetland Bird...
  • Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:04
    Did you know that British Seas can give African wildlife’s Big Five a run for their money? Think Basking Shark, Killer Whale, Fin Whale, Sun Fish and perhaps surprisingly the Bootlace Worm –...


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