If there’s one thing that will attract you to the region it’s the beaches in North Devon! The scenery that surrounds the area, our superb beaches and then the surfing North Devon beaches have for visitors to get stuck into could rival those across the globe! You will find that many of the best Devon beaches are located near some great towns and villages to visit, including the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly and the ever-popular locations of Woolacombe and Croyde.
You can find North Devon divided into two by the estuaries of the River Taw and River Torridge. The North Devon coast provides something for everyone and north of the River Taw and Torridge are the big surfing beaches such as Saunton Sands, Putsborough, Woolacombe and the world renowned Croyde beach. From Woolacombe there is good walking around Morte Point and Bull Point for those who want to enjoy the coastline and local wildlife.
If you take a trip to the banks of the River Torridge you’ll discover the pleasant village of Instow with its sandy beach, which looks across to Appledore, a town well worth a visit in its own right. Both of these villages offer fantastic local restaurants and excellent opportunities to relax while on holiday whether it be with a glass of wine in a beer garden over-looking the sand and sea-scape or lounging on the beach soaking up the sun.
Below the estuary is the popular surfing beach at Westward Ho! with plenty of space in the water for those who are just starting out. Further west is Clovelly and the headland at Hartland Point.
At the far east of the North Devon coast you will come to the historic twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, which are well worth a visit for the beach, the surfing, scenery and local shops. Something for everyone!