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, 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 –...
  • Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 18:32
    Well, not exactly hedgehogs, but hedgehog skins to be precise. This is the translation of the Latin name Echinoderm which covers starfish and sea urchins. Coastwise heard all about this group of...
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 18:51
    "Well done !" to the programme organisers. The Spring 2014 programme is full of interest and authoritative speakers. Everything from wetlands bird surveys to marine biodiversity, with topics such as...
  • Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 16:48
    Although the BioBlitz was the highlight of the year and occupied a lot on Coastwise time and effort, members did a lot of other  things. Read all about in the Chairs' report on 2013.
  • Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 09:56
    Andy Torbet is an all-action hero who dives, climbs, and parachutes; he's therefore an ideal person to have as support on a BBC-filmed expedition to investigate the glaciology of Greenland....


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