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Welcome to Explore the Coast

Explore the Coast; a map-based site from the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Locals, day trippers or holiday makers  - there's so much to explore here on our magnificent coast! This website will help you and your family explore the fascinating and beautiful coastline from Combe Martin on the edge of the Exmoor National Park right through to Welcombe on the Cornish border.  Whatever your interest - there's lots to do, for free.

There's information for all sorts of family days out, from great coastal walks, points of interest, activities, geology, history and lots more - not least an opportunity to check weather and tides.... an essential on any day out near the coast! 

To make it easier and user friendly, we have an interactive map where you can pinpoint the areas you'd like to explore and the interests you have.  Everything from great places to picnic, spot wildlife or get a feel for the local history and culture.  It's an area which has inspired writers, poets and painters and an amazing part of the world to just relax, enjoy and unwind with breathtaking scenery all around. 

So, time to get out there....... whatever your interest... surfing? walking? golfing? picnic-ing? siteseeing? nature and wildlife spotting? local history? geology? Don't forget, there's also info on public transport, refreshments and lots of special points of interest to look out for.

 Enjoy your stay in North Devon, there's no where quite like it! 

See our short demo videos to help you make the most the site: Using the site, Using our simple personalised visit planner

Be a day-trip advisor!

We've done our best to cover many of the key areas, features and stories of interest across the AONB, but we know we've only just scratched the surface... Why not share your experiences and knowledge with us via the review section a the bottom of each waypoint page!


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North Devon Coast AONB : Fri 27 Feb 2015 11:46:27

If you have a chance for a really breathtaking walk this weekend, where better to go than Mortehoe and enjoy the walk down to Woolacombe

Explore the Coast | The North Devon Coast AONB map based site, from your home, holiday park,...
The furious seas and fiercely jagged rocks off Bull Point and Morte Point provided the perfect hunting ground for the wreckers.

North Devon Coast AONB : Fri 27 Feb 2015 09:33:04

Local plans get the go-ahead

Changes to North Devon and Torridge local plan get the green light
Changes to the joint local plan for North Devon and Torridge have been given the go ahead by councillors.

North Devon Coast AONB : Fri 27 Feb 2015 09:31:42

Something for the diary, not to be missed

Solar eclipse will bring darkness to Devon next month
A SOLAR eclipse will plunge Devon into near darkness next month. On Friday, March 20, the eclipse will block out 94% of sun in the UK. It will last for 90 minutes and is expected to occur at...

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