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

Round-up of 2015-16 SDF Projects

A round-up of the 2015/16 community projects funded by the AONB's Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)

Valentine's Day Beach Clean

Hugely successful community beach clean at Crow Point, with over 70 volunteers taking part

New Deputy Chairman for North Devon AONB

Welcome back Steve Mulberry!

Character of our coast project

Qualities of the AONB' special landscape explored by Beaford Arts in new SDF project

Wildlife WiSe North Devon Skippers

Training for boat tour operators in North Devon to ensure the welfare of marine wildlife and long-term sustainability of wildlife watching as part of the tourism industry

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