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

  • Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11:26
    John Walters is a naturalist, artist and author based in South-West Dartmoor. He's talked to us before and received a great reception, so there was no hesitation in asking him back with a new topic...
  • Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 09:57
      When you greet your partner or an old friend, you may give them a kiss.....unless you happen to be a seal, when you will smell their ears ! This was one of the strange and interesting facts that...
  • Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 11:19
    She may have kept the best for last (measuring a snail’s sexy bits) but Sara Clark’s talk was just as interesting throughout. As Principal Environment Officer for Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries...
  • Friday, November 8, 2013 - 11:42
    Hockings ice cream has been an integral part of beach trips for so many Coastwise members that we invited Geoff Hocking to come and tell us the story of his family’s ice cream business in Appledore....
  • Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:19
    Despite giving his name to the Montagu's Harrier, sundry molluscs and marine animals, including the charming Montagu's Blenny, the work of naturalist George Montagu (1753-1815), much admired by his...
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:10
    During his lively and thoroughly enjoyable talk Rob McIntyre of Sea Kayaking South West took us to sea, along the coast eastwards from Lee, to Porlock Bay, and to Lundy and back.  We travelled in the...


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