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

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 09:01
    The MBA thinks that it’s not unusual apart from its size, although it is "charismatic and rather cute" ! This may be one of the largest that they've heard of. The species in question is Ligia...
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 06:59
    “What is it? What does it eat? Why is it doing that?”  – just a few of the multitude of questions from delightfully inquisitive  children on our latest rock-pool ramble to...
  • Monday, July 30, 2012 - 09:06
    The last week of July and wonderful weather saw Coastwise in welcome action after the grim grey days of recent months . Sunday: Ecologist Pip Jollands led a team to monitor the shore at Abbotsham,...
  • Friday, July 6, 2012 - 08:34
    For those of you that don't know about it, Shore Thing is an initiative of MarLIN, the Marine Life Information Network, working with schools and volunteer recorders to collect information on...
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 11:35
    A partnership of  local organisations co-ordinated by Coastwise is planning  a bioblitz at Woolacombe on 7th* September 2013. A bioblitz is a count of the plants and animals in a given...
  • Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:21
    On the May Bank Holiday weekend some fifteen members of Coastwise enjoyed a change of scenery when they explored the marine life on the other side of the Bristol Channel.  In a 3-day event...


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