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, January 17, 2015 - 11:33
    Seaweed's boring.....just the stuff that clutters up the strand line ? Well, definitely not, for quite apart from creating magical rock pools and underwater forests, seaweed, with its 10000 species...
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:22
    The Spring 2015 talks programme starts on 15 here to download it
  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:14
    Coastwise members spend much time poking around the local rock pools and countryside, so an overview of how the geology of our singular coast came to be is of much interest. Local geologist Margaret...
  • Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:40
    Television's Campervan Cook Martin Dorey knows a lot about beaches as a keen surfer and al fresco cook. He's also passionate - an over-used word these days, but quite justifed here - about the...
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:14
    Lee Bay saw the last of the summer outdoor programme for Coastwise members, with the second MarLIN Shore Thing survey of the year. Weather at this time of year is always a gamble, and for 12 stalwart...
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:32
    Beautiful weather greeted a strong Coastwise contingent at Hele Bay for what will probably be the last of the summer events. There was an exceptionally low tide of 0.2m, and the extensive kelp beds...


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