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, 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...
  • Monday, July 11, 2016 - 08:50
    Twenty members of Coastwise took part in the monitoring session at Westward Ho! beach on 5th July. We split into two groups to conduct shore counts from the upper to lower shore, using our own...
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 08:44
    Later this year Coastwise will be staging a Bioblitz as part of the AONB's Coastal Creatures project - 17th September at Croyde. Although we have experience of running a very successful major event...
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 08:40
    The first Coastwise public shore safari of the season was at Barricane Bay, Woolacombe on 5th June.  The weather was pleasantly cool, during a spell of otherwise hot sunny weather, which attracted...
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 17:36
    A seashore survey had been scheduled for Friday 22nd April at Barricane Beach, Woolacombe, and, despite the "heavy rain" forecast, twelve stalwarts turned out to enjoy the very low tide. In the...
  • 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...


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