Places to Visit
Discover beautiful North Devon where the soft rolling moors fall down to meet the stunning coastline and long sandy beaches
Bideford sits either side of the river Torridge with its ancient arched bridge forming the link to both sides. There is a local pannier market, art galleries, and picturesque victorian park and quayside, with farmers market at weekends.
The historic market town of Barnstaple, offers loads of charming shops, cinema, a wonderful theatre and a quirky museum. The traditional Pannier and Craft Markets are held in the Pannier Market Hall since 1855.
This picturesque riverside village lies at the mouth of the River Taw and the River Torridge. Instow has an inshore sandy beach and is popular with artists and craftsmen from the area and around. It is very popular with water sports enthusiasts, with Instow sailing club based at the marina. In the summer you can take the ferry from Instow's old quay across to Appledore.
Loads of golf, surfing and golden beaches for all..
Enjoy wonderful swimming, surfing, kiting and any number of water-sports plus some of Devon’s best championship golf courses at Westward Ho! and Saunton.
Both Braunton and Westward Ho! offer a selection of surf shops, delicatessens, bakers, gift & craft shops.
Braunton Burrows is home to over 3000 hectares of dunes that have been formally recognised by UNESCO as Britain's first new-style Biosphere Reserve.
Woolacombe and Mortehoe
Woolacombe’s spectacular golden sandy beach and clean waters have been awarded with both the Blue Flag and Premier Beach Seaside Award.
The golden sands stretch for three miles from Putsborough in the south to Woolacombe village itself. Mortehoe which shelters in the lee of Morte Point, is a pretty huddle of stone buildings mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Croyde and Georgeham
Croyde is the hot spot of North Devon, a famous surfing beach, pubs, restaurants, surf shops and clotted cream tea and homemade ice cream shops.
This old Victorian seaside town with its attractive harbour is constantly being rejuvinated. Damian Hirst’s harbourside bistro and restaurant and the weird architecture of the Landmark Theatre are just two of the interseting attractions on offer.
Lynton and Lynmouth
Make sure you see both towns, Lynmouth at the bottom of the hill and Lynton at the top, connected with an old Victorian cliff railway.
Appledore lies opposite the quaint fishing village of Instow, now playing host to the arts world. Appledore is packed with lovely shops and galleries with original art and pottery.