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.

There's lots more, including all the latest pics on Facebook:  Link -

Talks Blogs, some with YouTube links to watch any you missed

  • Monday, May 2, 2011 - 10:07
    There are thousands, possibly millions of animals on the shore, largely invisible to the naked eye. Many are the vital first link in the marine food chain which is so important to us, but most of us...
  • Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 10:53
    On Tuesday 19thApril a combination of fine weather and school holidays helped make the first Coastwise Shore Safari of 2011 a roaring success, with nearly fifty people enjoying the sunshine on...
  • Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 11:08
    The Spring 2011 Newsletter is available for download here. There's lot of interesting stuff about what we've been doing, and, more importantly, where we're going this summer. There's a really full...
  • Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:39
    There's a completely different perspective on the marine world available to divers, and Sally Sharrock from Seasearch Devon came all the way from Plymouth and gave Coastwise members a window on this...
  • Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:18
    Underwater cameraman Doug  Anderson, recently shared with us (click here for story/pic) some of his amazing experiences filming for the BBC’s Frozen Planet series, to be screened in the...
  • Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 15:10
    To reflect the interest in terrestrial as well as marine natural history, Coastwise has been running more activities including birding trips. The latest (for report and picture, click here) was on...


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