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Welcome to Explore the Coast

Explore the Coast; a new 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!


For all our latest news and updates, please click here.



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North Devon Coast AONB : Sun 23 Nov 2014 09:40:22

Discover more about the seafaring past of #ndevon #coast at the #Shipwreck museum in Hartland:


North Devon Coast AONB : Sat 22 Nov 2014 09:55:03

Big Crow Point clean up tomorrow at 11am. No toll road fee, a warming BBQ and forecasted sunshine! A perfect Sunday. Hope to see you there. Please call Natalie on 07449969857 for any queries.

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Stuck for something to do on this beautiful weekend? Come along to Crow Point at 11am tomorrow for an adventure along this stunning stretch of coastline, clearing the mounds of marine litter as we go! Please state at the toll gate that you are a brilliant volunteer and you will be let through with no charge. Big BBQ after so please feel free to bring along some food to throw on. Please contact Natalie on 07449969857 with any queries.

North Devon Coast AONB : Thu 20 Nov 2014 09:35:18

Dark past of windswept dwelling #ndevon #AONB

Secrets from the past...

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