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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 : Wed 27 Aug 2014 13:32:39

Is this something that worries you here in North Devon? Pollution in our seas, rivers and streams is something that can effect so much of our everyday life - from the water our kids like to paddle in, the fish we enjoy catching (and eating!), the stunning wildlife, the food we grow, the water we drink.... and much more. Have you spotted any areas of pollution near you in North Devon? If so, please get in touch with the North Devon Catchment Partnership and let them know about it, or any other issues which matter to you in your local river catchment area.

Plastic rubbish heaps at sea pose bigger threat to Earth than climate change, claims ocean expert
The world?s leading expert on the poisoning of the oceans said he was ?utterly shocked? at the increase in plastic floating on the sea in the past five years and warned that it potentially posed a bigger threat to the planet than climate change.

North Devon Coast AONB : Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:01:57

Don't forget to check tide times and weather before heading to the #coast #ndevon

Stay safe!

North Devon Coast AONB : Tue 26 Aug 2014 11:15:37

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

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