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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News & Latest

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:38
    Anyone can take mussels from the Taw Torridge Estuary mussel beds though the area is an SSSI designated for birds which feed there. When recently the mussels attracted fishers outside the area the...
  • Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:42
    Marine Life's Rick Morris gave Coastwise members a great introduction to the conservation organisation's work, not that it was needed for the one or two members who were already supporters and...
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 11:03
    Cat Oliver, the project outreach officer for the AONB's Coastal Creatures Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund gave a project update to Coastwise members. The project is taking shape, and...
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 08:49
    The AONB Coastal Creatures Project first BioBlitz at Croyde on Saturday 17th, organised by Coastwise North Devon, was a huge success, reaching out to the public and serious professional natural...
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 - 17:38
    At last we had a sunny day for a public shore safari on 5th August when more than a dozen Coastwise members were joined by as many enthusiastic families for an exploration of the rock-pools at Lee...
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:23
    The Shore Thing is an initiative of the Marine Biological Association, working with schools and community groups around the British Isles to collect information on rocky sea shore life. It consists...


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