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, November 28, 2015 - 09:57
    The grim reality of clinging to life on the shore for animals and algae was expertly described to Coastwise members by marine biologist John Hudson. The steepness, tidal movement, wave impingement...
  • Friday, November 20, 2015 - 18:31
    Coastwise members enjoyed an expert, and enthusiast's, view of the world of sharks from Nicky Weeden, of Blue-O-Two diving and the Shark Trust. It's well known that sharks are one of the oldest and...
  • Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:29
    ........sounds a very dry topic until Chris Preece, returning to Coastwise after a previous talk, brought it to life and gave members a fascinating account of the origination of lighthouses and...
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:56 if we needed reminding ! At our annual member's event, we were again reminded how knowledgeable and enthusiastic our membership is. Jim Monroe talked about Mighty Molluscs, a very diverse...
  • Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:12
    Answer - Yes, when they relate to the National Trust in North Devon, whose local manager Rob Joules came to give Coastwise members an insider's view of the Trust. As an example, what are the...
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 11:36
    Despite the cuts in public expenditure, there is still grant money out there, and Cornwall's Wildlife Trust secured some £50K of it to carry out a highly professional baseline survey of the North...


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