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

Rose Day MBE

Congratulations to Rose Day MBE

National Mapping Programme

The North Devon coast (designated an AONB in 1959) is a stunning landscape that covers approximately 171 km², from the boundary with Cornwall to the west to Exmoor National Park in the east.

North Devon & Torridge Local Plan

North Devon Council and Torridge District Council are working together to prepare a new Local Plan to cover northern Devon. It is being prepared with the aim of ensuring that future development within Northern Devon is well planned and managed effectively whilst having a positive impact on local communities, the economy and the environment. The new Local Plan will provide a consistent approach to planning into the future across the whole of northern Devon.

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