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

  • 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...
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 18:38
    It helps to have members with good contacts, and this is how (Emeritus) Professor Harry Bryden of Southampton University came to be talking to Coastwise members about one important aspect of...
  • Friday, February 5, 2016 - 18:19
    Kate Weld's objective is to get her Ecology students into paid employment when they graduate from their foundation degree in Animal Conservation. They do a lot of practical field work in their first...


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