Welcome to Explore the Coast
Explore the Coast; a new map-based site from the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you are a local, a day tripper or simply enjoying a North Devon holiday, 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.
For those in a hurry, our walking and cycling page conveniently combines many favourite routes, our interpretation guides give themed summaries of the area and our family friendly activities page might also help inspire some fresh ideas of things to do.
Or why not dig a little deeper and use our interactive map to search for things of interest to you... from fantastic Devon beaches, surfing North Devon waves, distance or short walks along the South West Coast Path, family picnics and wildlife discovery... You'll be amazed how much you can do without setting foot near your car! Discover new places to go, find out about the maritime and farming heritage that has shaped our culture and scenery, or learn how our landscape has inspired writers and artists.
A great opportunity to experience David Kennard's amazing sheepdogs in action whilst you enjoy David's guided walk of Borough Farm in the beauty of Mortehoe.
2013 Photographic Competition
The North Devon Coast AONB category this year will be Seasons of the Coast
Photographers are invited to capture the unique and outstanding coastal scenery throughout the seasons, in any weather, through the camera lens. 2013 Entry Form
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!
North Devon Coast AONB : Sat 16 Nov 2013 15:51:20
Please check any log rolls for gaps. Animals can get stuck in the most unlikely places and this little one may lose his life if the leg doesn't start to function properly.
Hedgehogs can manage without one back leg but not without a front leg. They dig for food and a one legged dig is not possible.
North Devon Coast AONB : Mon 04 Nov 2013 19:52:55
Find out all about the fascinating new sculpture trail at Mortehoe by local artist Jay Clement in a free SDF funded brochure, downloadable here: http://ow.ly/qtVMA
North Devon Coast AONB : Mon 14 Oct 2013 13:17:27
Our new Draft AONB Management Plan is out for consultation and we'd love your feedback and comments on it. The plan is broken down into easily digestible sections so you can comment on any section(s) relevant to you. There is also an executive summary for those that don't have a lot of time to read!
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Under Section 89 of the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000, there is a duty on AONB local authorities to prepare a management strategy and to review this at no less than five year intervals.