Explore the Coast

Explore the Coast

For wildlife, heritage, culture and things to do in the North Devon Coast AONB please click here to visit our recreation website.

Welcome to the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning coastal area which is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape. It is at the heart of North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and covers 171 km sq of the coastal landscape from Marsland Mouth on the Cornish border to Combe Martin on the boundary of Exmoor National Park.

This site provides information about the work and management of the North Devon Coast AONB. For wildlife, heritage, culture and things to do in the North Devon Coast AONB please visit our recreation website (explorethecoast.org)

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Latest North Devon AONB news

Translating national policy into local action

Great news which secures a closer working relationship between Exmoor National Park and North Devon Coast AONB under the new national ‘Accord’ agreement signed recently between the National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) and National Parks England.  

'Wildlife and Habitats' Winners

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part in the North Devon AONB category of the North Devon Museum's Annual Photographic Competition.  Certainly no easy task this year for our judges, Dave Edgcombe, AONB Project Officer and Ross Hoddinott, one of the UK's leading Natural History and Landscape Photographers.

Starters orders for Beauty and the Beast

In its sixth year, the hugely successful North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday 26th June 2016, is now open for entries!

Bats to be proud of

Thanks to Lottery funding, the ‘Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project’ is underway to secure the long-term future of one of the rarest animals in Northern Europe.  

South West Coast Path Challenge

Join the 'South West Coast Path Challenge', a new fundraising event taking place throughout October 2015, starting Saturday 3rd October in Minehead.



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