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

An Outstanding Week of Events

North Devon Coast AONB is putting on a special cultural trail guided walk and beach clean on Monday 21st September to celebrate the National Association of AONBs Outstanding Week of national events.

Part of the National Association of AONB's Outstanding Week of events.  Guided walk with AONB Project Officer following a cultural trail which includes Clovelly Church, Clovelly Court, Mount Pleasant and then back along the stunning coastpath from Clovelly to Mouthmill, via Deer Park, Gallantry Bower, Windbury Head to Brownsham.  The views are stunning and the area is steeped in points of interest.
En route at Mouthmill beach there's the opportunity to take part in a Beach Clean/Survey at approximately 2.30-3pm.
Pre-booking required: gigha.klinkenborg@devon.gov or tel 01271 388647As part of the National Association of AONB's Outstanding Week of national events throughout all AONB's, North Devon is putting on a special cultural trail guided walk and beach clean to celebrate the North Devon Coast's Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty.

Wildlife and Habitats AONB category for ND Museum's 2015 Photographic Competition

In partnership with North Devon Museum, the AONB category is 'Wildlife and Habitats'

Seascape Character Assessment Project

Your oppportunity to be part of a project to define the important and special qualities of the coast for a future management strategy

Simon Armitage's Travels in North Devon

Simon's Armitage's observations from his travels on Britain's South West Coast

Your chance to rate your view

North Devon Coast AONB signs up for innovative new smartphone app for people to capture and comment on AONB landscape areas.

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