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, January 30, 2016 - 12:21
    Peter Ferguson, an architect by training, gave very interested Coastwise members the benefit of the extensive knowledge of his real love, the history of ships and shipbuilding. Although Peter now...
  • Friday, January 22, 2016 - 18:20
    The very recent announcement of DEFRA's Tranche 2 MCZs including the Foreland Point to Westward Ho! coastal strip was very welcome, and Dr Rob Enever of Natural England gave Coastwise members some...
  • Monday, January 18, 2016 - 08:14
    Practical marine conservation takes a stride forward with today’s announcement from DEFRA for the second round of MCZ designations includes two sites in North Devon - Bideford to Foreland Point, a...
  • Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:06
    What is one of the most diverse and widespread phylums of animals on the planet ? If you said "Molluscs", many people might not realise that they've been around for over 500m years, and include...
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:14
      Mike Hunter answered the Marine Biological Association's call to "Be a Conservationist" and do some beach cleans round Falmouth. Fine, but by kayak ? Yes ! So Mike set about raising money, but a...
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:35
    Coastwise member Rob Durrant is a North Devon native. Although he had to go away for education and work, he returned, and has made a deep study of marine creatures in the area his new mission in life...


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