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

National Association Outstanding Member of Staff Award

The North Devon Coast AONB’s Project Officer, Dave Edgcombe has been presented with his NAAONB’s ‘Landscapes for Life Award’

Beauty and the Beast

Fantastic North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon 2015, results and highlights 

AONB Codebreaking Challenge at Oceanfest

St Margaret's of Northam Primary School breaks the AONB Codebreaking Challenge

World Oceans Day Celebrations

A day of celebrations to mark World Oceans Day and the launch of a new community initiative, BeachCare

So much more than the view

North Devon Coast AONB and the family of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England are recognised with National Parks as a hidden economic powerhouse.

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