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

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 - 17:56
    Barrel Jellfish. There have been reports of an invasion of the South West's shores by these large plankton (technically true), and here's one that made it up to the shore of the Gaia Reserve on the...
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 - 08:45
    Our annual visit away  took us to Penzance this year to the shores of Mounts Bay, on 18 &19 April. Eighteen of us, under the expert and helpful guidance of Trudy Russell & Jason Birt,...
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:08
    Coastwise members have a keen interest in their environment and surroundings, particularly as it affects marine life and the coastal fringes. Doug Eltham, Principal Environmental Policy Officer at...
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:15
    You may not know Benny the Tompot Blenny, but Paul Naylor does - very well. Paul is a top underwater photographer, who combines astonishing images and film sequences with a marine biologist's deep...
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 17:04
    It's mid-February - snowdrops, early daffs....and the Coastwise annual birding pilgrimage to the Exe marshes. Ably organised and led by expert (evidently so, but hotly denied) John Broomhead, members...
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 16:52
    Coastwise members learned some very practical approaches to reducing their energy footprint from sustainability guru and local businessman Mukti Mitchell. Mukti told members about a life devoted to...


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