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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

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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 : Tue 31 Mar 2015 09:29:22

Photos of Westward Ho Fish Festival
For those coming along to the marine litter arty workshop tomorrow...why not start the day with a #2minutebeachclean? Bring your (non smelly) rubbish along to the Happy Café at 10am and turn it into something great! Maybe this....

North Devon Coast AONB : Tue 31 Mar 2015 09:19:48

The Glorious Oyster

Stuck for something to do tomorrow evening?! Come to The Happy Cafe as part of the Westward Ho Fish Festival and:Learn how to dress a crab and take it home with you afterwards;See how to prepare a lobster and try some lobster mac n cheese:Learn how to shuck an oyster and sample my RockafellHo! baked oystersIf you want to book, either come and see me today in The Ho! or drop me a line.Be 1 of the privileged few and get your hands on North Devon Crab, it's just about the start of the season and with the weather they're as rare as rocking horse poo at the moment!!

North Devon Coast AONB : Tue 31 Mar 2015 02:21:08

Houses planned for Green Belt at highest level since advent of Government?s flagship planning policy
New CPRE report reveals erosion of Green Belt despite cross-party political support Fresh research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) pub...

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