Take a second to appreciate
Sandy beaches, secret hidden coves and Exmoor National Park are all within easy reach. Surfing beaches, vibrant beach huts, unique sculptures, fishing harbours, rock pool coves and breathtaking North Devon walks are all waiting for you.
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor has so much to offer. Walk along cliffs and soak in the stunning views, relax and enjoy a cream tea by the side of a babbling brook, or find a secret swimming hole for a refreshing dip. Explore the mysterious woodlands or stop at the many view points on the heather topped moorland and watch the Exmoor ponies.
Woolacombe is a beautiful beach, 3 miles of golden sands which was voted one of the best beaches in the world in 2021. It is popular with surfers and body boarders and renowned for its water quality, cleanliness and facilities. Lifeguards are present to ensure safe family swimming during the summer.
If you prefer more secluded spots, there are plenty of other beaches around Woolacombe to explore, such Barricane and their famous Sri Lankan curry.
Appledore and Instow
Old fishing villages filled with beauty and charm located on an estuary of the Taw and Torridge rivers. The freshly caught seafood is highly recommended.
Broadsands is a total hidden gem. This beach is only accessible by a fairly precarious steep climb down of 220 steps. One for the adventurous.
Saunton is a lovely beach with miles of golden sandy beach with sand dunes. Perfect waves for long boarders and beginner surfers.
Braunton Burrows & Crow Point
Crow Point is a sandy beach backed by low dunes on the southern end of Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve. It has miles of dog friendly board walks.
A very popular beach both with swimmers and the more experienced surfer. Rated as one of the best surfing beaches in the world.
Tarr Steps is a great circular walk with rope swings across the river, huge stone steps across the ford and good luck money trees are to be found.