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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Talks Blogs with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Monday, March 12, 2012 - 10:25
    The first shore visit of the year took place on 8th March, a sunny early spring day, and a day for members old and new to get into gear for the 3rd Coastwise season of public rock-pooling which...
  • Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 11:44
    One of our most popular activities is the summer beach visits. Join us for one of our free 2012 public shore safari rock-pooling sessions, starting 10th April. Click here for the programme  They...
  • Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 15:18
    An early spring sighting of a flock of many varieties of Coastwise ornithologists was observed near the Exe estuary on 13th February (here seen at feeding grounds on the Goatwalk near Topsham). The...
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 09:50
    The Coastwise Spring 2012 Newsletter (download) reflects the progress that Coastwise has made over the last few years. We're forming alliances with other wildlife groups in the Southwest who are keen...
  • Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:05
    December saw the Coastwise AGM, the business part of which is the Chairs' Report. We've had a great year, with contributions to some of the big issues of the day - DEFRA's Marine Conservation Zone...
  • Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 12:10
    In the dark winter days, contemplating snow, ice, and the demise of the Euro, it's pleasant to reflect back on the carefree summers days investigating the rockpools and beaches of our lovely coast....


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