Make the most of the North Devon Biosphere with Braunton Countryside Centre.

Whether you live in the area or just visiting, The North Devon Biosphere offers a wonderful mix of coast, marsh, farmland, woods and rivers containing a diverse array of plants and wildlife.

The aim of the Braunton Countryside centre is to increase the understanding, awareness and enjoyment of the coastal and farmed landscapes surrounding Braunton among people of all ages – both locals and visitors alike.
Discover the North Devon Biosphere

The Centre is free to visit and is run totally by volunteers. If you can spare any time to help out, please get in touch.

Please follow this link if you would like to donate
Braunton Countryside Centre is an activity of the North Devon Environmental Trust (Charity No: 296707)

What’s inside the centre?

Information, displays, videos and interactive activities, full of fascinating facts about the plants, wildlife and environment in the local area. There are displays about the Braunton Burrows network of sandhills (with special film), the coast, the marshes, the estuary, the historic ‘Great Field’ and the hilly down-land.

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We have a lovely marine tank, freshly filled. Come and watch our living rockpool!

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Our activities

Guided Walks
Illustrated Talks
Leaflets and Information
Displays, films and interactive computer
Resources and materials for children and schools
Shop selling local walking and cycling maps and books
Guided Walks *available throughout the summer

Find about more about talks and events

Our library


Seen a bird, flower, butterfly and don’t know what it is?  We have a useful reference library to help you identify it.






Take a look at our What’s On page for the latest events

Opening Times

The centre is open between April and October, Monday to Saturday.
10.00am – 4.00pm

From End of October to end of March, the centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.

Admission is FREE


We are located in Caen car park so have ample parking!

Caen car park is in the centre of the village and ideal place to visit the shops and museums in the village.

Caen Street Car Park
Caen Street
EX33 1AA