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, October 5, 2020 - 10:07
    .....although restricted to Zoom ! The new program of talks starts on Thursday 8th Oct, and you can download it here.
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 - 15:55 patrolled regularly by one of many Coastwise's experts, Rob Jutsum, for whom the term "serious birder" seems like an understatement. Notwithstanding this, Rob notices a lot more than just the...
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 09:02
    ....guided by Ray Fordham, whose travels have taken him round the world, always with an eye on the effect of the sea on art. The sea has always influenced artists, and Ray included early examples,...
  • Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:55
    ....but not for the Reverend Hudson Heaven (see below !). Coastwise members had a virtual trip round the island courtesy of Glenys Beardsley, who used her own experiences, and skillfully drew out...
  • Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:17 something that we tend not to do when presented with a whole rocky shore to explore on a low tide. Coastwise member (in the 'Expert' category !) Robin Shrubsole demonstrated to members...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:05
    .....well, yes, as Coastwise members heard Sarah Hodgkiss tell them about her travels to the Arctic Circle and the Antactic, as part of the programme of Zoom Talks in the absence of our normal Summer...


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