North Devon Coast

National Landscape

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Coastal Heathland

The North Devon Coast AONB is defined by its Special Qualities. These are what make our AONB so special. There are 14 Special Qualities and for each of these we have chosen a place within the AONB where you can see what we mean.

Special Quality 13 –  Small pockets of remnant lowland coastal heathlands around Morte Point and Hartland Quay

Another stronghold for remnant coastal heathland on the North Devon Coast is at Morte Point near Woolacombe. This Site of Special Scientific Interest is owned and managed by the National Trust. In the late summer and autumn the gorse and heather provide a riot colour within the landscape as well as providing a valuable habitat for wildlife.