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, October 10, 2014 - 11:14
    Lee Bay saw the last of the summer outdoor programme for Coastwise members, with the second MarLIN Shore Thing survey of the year. Weather at this time of year is always a gamble, and for 12 stalwart...
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:32
    Beautiful weather greeted a strong Coastwise contingent at Hele Bay for what will probably be the last of the summer events. There was an exceptionally low tide of 0.2m, and the extensive kelp beds...
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:55
    The August Newsletter has a Victorian theme, with Coastwise contributing to the Ilfracombe festival and celebrating the naturalists of the era, such as Gosse. There's also items about our visits to...
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 08:34
    Lightbulbs, Tortoiseshells, Wart Weed and snails painted pink all featured in our excellent survey tally of 101 species at Lee Bay on 15th July.   The weather was perfect, sunny with little wind,...
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 17:52
    On 28th May we returned to Barricane for the first time after September’s successful bioblitz to put the data gathered then to use. Using forms pre-printed with the commoner seaweeds & animals...
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 08:27
    Buckets and spades were the order of the day at the latest coastwise workshop held at Westward Ho! on 16th May.  The MBA’s Jack Sewell led with a presentation about animals living in sand, in the...


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