While overshadowed by neighbouring Woolacombe, Mortehoe is a fantastic holiday destination on its own right. High up on a cliff along the North Devon coast, Mortehoe offers staggering views out to sea and a rural village feel unique to this region. A traditional local pub is surrounded by dark stone cottages down narrow streets. Because of its location, holidays in Mortehoe are popular with people looking to experience part of this amazing coastline.
Why visit Mortehoe?
Less than a mile from Woolacombe, Mortehoe gives you the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of its popular beach and retreat to a traditional North Devon village. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and dramatic coastline, this village allows you to experience the best this location has to offer.
Things to do in Mortehoe:
The South West Coast Path runs along the cliffs in Mortehoe, providing walkers with an amazing view. A Voluntary Marine Conservation Area has an abundance of animals and wildflowers to allow you to reconnect with nature and there is also a museum, so you can learn about the village’s past.
Why stay in a Mortehoe cottage?
If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional seaside holiday, Mortehoe is the destination for you. With beautiful scenery and fascinating features, stay in one of the many lovely cottages in the village looking out to the sea and enjoy a truly special holiday. Be sure to check out our nearby Devon cottages along the coast too.
Three must-see things in Mortehoe:
- Walk along the cliff tops on part of the South West Coast Path and enjoy panoramic views out across to Lundy Island.
- Take the short walk down to Woolacombe and onto the golden sandy beach. Whilst you’re there, grab a bite to eat in the popular Red Barn.
- Visit Mortehoe Museum and learn more about the village’s past and the smugglers that use to lure ships to the shore.