A small resort located along the North Devon coast, Combe Martin is a quaint destination and retains much of the traditional seaside charm that appeals to most. Nestled within a lush valley and on the cusp of Exmoor National Park, this pretty town boasts some spectacular views across the bay and harbour.
Nestled in a valley, Combe Martin’s beach is known for its outstanding water quality, meaning it is family friendly and safe for bathing. Paddle in the shallows or head out into the depths; the sheltered bay makes for perfect swimming conditions. The golden sands are also made for relaxing, with a cluster of rock pools to keep the children busy, whilst looking for fascinating sea creatures.
You’ll also be able to make the most of a variety of watersports during holidays in Combe Martin, with kayaking being a favourite among many visitors, offering the chance to admire the beautiful scenery from the water.
During the summer months, you will be able to experience breathtaking sunsets, as an array of vibrant colours fill the sky. Make sure to bring along a blanket and picnic to eat as you watch the sun disappear behind the sea. Not only this but if you’re lucky, you may be able to spot the resident dolphin, which has now been fondly named by locals as ‘Dave’.
An area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’, the landscape is dominated by the dramatic headlands, Great Hangman and Little Hangman, which loom overhead as you approach Combe Martin. Walkers can appreciate such views from the coastal paths, or for those who prefer to travel by car, there a plenty of vantage points to stop and enjoy the surroundings.
Head into the village itself and you’ll find a mixture of surf and gift shops, where you can find a souvenir of your Combe Martin holiday, as well as adding to your wardrobe! More importantly, the village also boasts a selection of great options for dining out. Enjoy a delicious portion of fish and chips or instead head to a tradition pub for a hearty evening meal.
An area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’, the landscape is dominated by the dramatic headlands, Great Hangman and Little Hangman, which loom overhead as you approach Combe Martin
For families embarking on a holiday in Combe Martin, there are plenty of activities to keep all entertained, from kayaking and coasteering to horse riding, and a day out at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is definitely worth arranging. You’ll also find other attractions such as Watermouth Castle and Exmoor Zoo nearby, which are great fun for all ages!
With such a wide range of accommodation to choose from, you’re sure to find a comfortable base for your North Devon holiday in our collection. From coastal hotels and cosy cottages to entertainment filled holiday parks, a stay in Combe Martin is sure to be an idyllic escape.