Whether you are a family of beach lovers, surfers looking for year round waves, or someone seeking peace and tranquility in the beautiful outdoors, the North Devon area has plenty to offer.  Below are some links to activities and amenities in the nearby area to get you started.

Beaches and Surfing - Nearby award winning beaches of Putsborough, Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe offer a combination of miles of clean sandy beaches, rocky headlands and a variety of surf breaks to suit all levels of ability.  Equipment rental and surf lessons are widely available.  A couple of suggestions are given below.




Walking - The South West Coast Path follows the coastline around the nearby beaches as well as the spectacular Baggy Point and Mortehoe.  For details of the path go to www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

You can also find lots of local walking routes on The National Trust website. These can be downloaded to your phone so you can take the maps with you. Here are some of our favourites:

Baggy Point circular walk via Middleborough Hill

Baggy Point circular walk via Bloodhills Cliff

Baggy Point easy access walk

Baggy Point short circular walk

Baggy Point to Woolacombe circular walk


Bird and Nature Watching - For keen bird watchers and nature enthusiasts the coastline of North Devon is part of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for birds, wildlife and plants.

Boat Trips, Sea Fishing and Diving - Lundy Island is a Special Area of Conservation and was designated the UK's first statutory Marine Nature Reserve. Information on Lundy's spectacular wildlife and how you can explore it can be found here.

Those who enjoy sea angling and diving can book with the many charter companies based in Ilfracombe, including Bristol Channel Charters, Blue Fin Charters and Lundy Diving.

Horse Riding - lessons as well as a wide variety of beach, woodland and sand dune hacks are provided by Roylands Riding Stables in Croyde and Woolocombe Riding Stables.

Golf - There are golf courses nearby at Saunton and Northam Burrows, the latter being England's oldest golf course!