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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 nowhere 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!

AONB News

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

 

 

Calendar North Devon Coast AONB & Explore the Coast Events

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North Devon Coast AONB : Mon 27 Apr 2015 11:00:30

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Why not join one of the two walks the AONB are leading in the Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival in the Ilfracombe area? All Details here: http://ow.ly/M9SWm (photos: Andrew Pettey and Neville Stanikk)


North Devon Coast AONB : Sun 26 Apr 2015 08:44:37

Beautiful Croyde!


Timeline Photos
Another super panoramic shot of Croyde Bay..

North Devon Coast AONB : Sat 25 Apr 2015 10:34:55

The beauty of Woolacombe, captured here by photographer Tan Chick. As you can see, a perfect part of the AONB by day or at night, watching the sun go down. Find out more about Woolacombe here: http://ow.ly/M6g86


A PLACE IN NORTH DEVON

Another beautiful night in north devon #woolacombe #perfect ?

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