North Devon has a unique International Biosphere Reserve and is famed for its surfing beaches, quaint villages and historic market towns. North Devon offers so much diversity and is a destination you’re sure to revisit again and again.
Enjoy its vast sandy beaches, with Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton not only offering wide open spaces, safe bathing and award-winning family attractions, but some of the best conditions for surfing in the country. Westward Ho! has a traditional seaside feel, with a cluster of amusements, beach hire shacks and ice cream vans surrounding the slipway, and in the centre of the village there are an abundance of quirky cafes for a bite to eat whilst admiring views of the coastline.
Another way to enjoy the coastline would be to explore the number of pretty fishing villages the area has to offer. Appledore lies on the estuary opposite the sand dunes of Instow, and has a picturesque quayside – perfect for an afternoon spent crabbing. The tucked away village of Clovelly has a steep cobbled street leading down to the sea but before heading off you can meet the friendly donkey’s, once used to carry visitor’s luggage to the top of the cliff.
The Tarka Trail is a fantastic opportunity to get active whilst also witnessing the beauty that North Devon has to offer. Hire a bicycle and pedal your way to Great Torrington, Bideford or even Braunton, where you can enjoy surf shops and the best fish and chips around. Dogs will also love North Devon, with so many walks in breath taking locations. We highly recommend the National Trust route to Baggy Point, where you can see the remains of a whale bone and look out across the swirling Atlantic Ocean.
Further inland explore the wild and rugged terrain of Exmoor, an area steeped in history, and take in the breath taking scenery that has inspired so many.
Visit North Devon and find the pretty twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth; situated within easy reach, they’re the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Devonshire cream tea on your Devon holidays.