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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!


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North Devon Coast AONB : Mon 01 Sep 2014 16:54:51

Don't forget about the FREE workshop on offer tomorrow evening. Opportunity to learn some new skills and if you'd like, become one of our volunteers on the new project Clean Marine North Devon. It's great work experience, perfect for making a difference locally and good for your CV as training from the Marine Conservation Society is on offer! To book a place please email or call 01271 388893.

North Devon Coast AONB : Mon 01 Sep 2014 14:15:49

Create your own personalised guided walk, just where and how you want it!

Explore the Coast | The North Devon AONB map based site, from your home,...
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North Devon Coast AONB : Mon 01 Sep 2014 12:53:29

ND Photo Museum Comp now open for entries! The AONB section this year is Your Very Special Place'. Photographs must have been taken within the North Devon AONB area and can reflect peace, tranquility and nature, spectacular and unique landscapes, coast views, or action - surfing, walking, cycling, dog walking, fishing etc., whatever aspect is special to the photographer!

North Devon in Photographs
North Devon in Photographs displays entries from our popular annual North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition which is open to both budding and...

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