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

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:52
    ......with lots of new projects delivering or starting, as Andy Bell, the Biosphere Coordinator and Chief Executive of the North Devon Biosphere Foundation, told Coastwise members. Andy explained...
  • Friday, January 14, 2022 - 10:50 areas run by the National Trust is something that all Coastwise members do. To help us understand more of what goes on behind the scenes, Lead Beach Ranger at Croyde Holly Robertson...
  • Friday, January 7, 2022 - 09:47
    ..........for Coastwise, and the real thing's just round the corner ! The Spring series of talks and meetings starts on Thursday 13th January. It aims to have a local focus, and, now that we're...
  • Monday, December 27, 2021 - 10:02
    .....definitely yes, according to Dr Louise Firth of the University of Plymouth (not to mention Charles Darwin, of course). Louise was referring to the marine Sabellaria alveolata worms and their...
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 12:00
    ...are under threat, as expert birder and author Tim Jones spelt out to Coastwise members. He has extensive knowledge of the WeBS surveys of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries, and used the data to...
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 11:30
    .....about the pollution of the oceans with plastic, according to ecologist Dr Heather Koldewey. Heather gave an uplifting talk to Coastwise members on the efforts to understand and remedy the way...


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