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

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 08:47
    Coastwise members regularly make a visit to “foreign” shores, organised by Mavis Symons and under the guidance of marine experts Trudy Russell and Jason Birt. This year over 20 of us went to beaches...
  • Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:13
    Old friend of Coastwise and film maker Jo Stewart-Smith gave members what she called the "Back Story to the Boat Stories", so she clearly meant Stern Stories.....I think. With the help of EU funding...
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 11:59
    What a difference a day makes ! After the storms of the 9th March, the weather was on its best behaviour for the Coastwise field trip to Lee Bay on the following day. The low tide (0.2m, with high...
  • Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:26
    Coastwise welcomed back its old friend Dr Keith Hiscock. Keith was born in Ilfracombe, where he developed the love of marine biology that has defined his life. Now retired (in a sense), he's a sort...
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:30
    Being a popular outing, split shifts were the order of the day for our visit to  Ilfracombe,  half the group visiting the Aquarium, whilst the other half visited the Ilfracombe and North Devon Sub-...
  • Friday, February 19, 2016 - 17:55
    The member's session is always excellent, and this year we had three very entertaining and informative topics. Sue Austin introduced us to the Blaschkas, father and son, who, in the 1870s, made...


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