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, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • 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....
  • Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11:17
    For the Met Office, winter's just started, but the Coastwise spring talks series has been arranged, so click here to download a copy.
  • Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 11:27
    Quite a few people know that a Portugese Man o' War jellyfish, Physalia, is actually a colony of specialised polyps fused together, but we didn't realise that each element is called a "person...
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:28
    We really could not have asked for a more wonderful morning for the Coastwise Bird Trip to the RSPB Reserve at Isley Marsh on 1st November. Twenty five Coastwise members turned up and we got off to...
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:20
    A cutie and the beast stole the show at Westward Ho! on 31st August, the last shore safari of a very busy and successful summer season that engaged about 1000 people in Coastwise events.   This...


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