North Devon Coast

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The Coast

The Rocky Shore

North Devon has an amazing rocky shore where you can find an array of marine life nestled under rocks and amongst the seaweed.

As part of the Finding Nature’s Footprints Project our Coastal Officer is helping to support the work of Coastwise North Devon, a voluntary group with a love for the rocky shore. One of their activities includes conducting Shoresearch Surveys on three different beaches within the North Devon National Landscape, Hele Bay, Combesgate and Westward Ho! Shoresearch is The Wildlife Trusts’ national citizen science survey of the intertidal shore. The group also monitor the presence of invasive and non-native species in the area through their INNShore surveys.

In addition to surveys they also host a events such as guided walks and training events as well as talks through the Autumn and Winter. More detail can be found on their websiteFacebook Page and the posters at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in joining visit their website. No experience or knowledge is necessary, just a love for the rocky shore

Check out the best places to go rockpooling on our North Devon and Torridge maps. 

You can find some great tips about all things rockpooling on the Marine Conservation Society website 

Cetacean Surveying

As part of the project we have set up a new Wildlife Watching group based at Baggy Point. If you would like to join us to look out for porpoises, dolphins and other mobile animals that cruise the coastline get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the coastal elements of the Finding Nature’s Footprints Project email laura.carolan@devon.gov.uk