The North Devon Coast
It’s official. The coast of North Devon is outstanding! But don’t just take our word for it. Most of North Devon’s coast – from Combe Martin to the border with Cornwall at Welcombe in the west – has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The National Trust also owns much of the land adjacent to the coast, which means it’s protected and will remain uninhibited by development. It’s great news, especially for people who love the coast and come here to enjoy it, because it’s a guarantee that North Devon’s high cliffs, dune systems, coves, harbours, beaches and rocky strands will remain just the way they are. Just the way we like it.
North Devon has hundreds of beaches and miles and miles of family-friendly sands. In the west, on the Hartland Peninsula, the coast is rugged and beautiful, with waterfalls, remarkable rock structures and wild sand and rock beaches. This is where a sense of adventure and a pair of walking boots may reward you with a beach to call your own for the day. Bideford Bay is where you’ll find the long sandy beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Westward Ho!, as well as some gems like Instow and the impossibly pretty harbour at Clovelly. Further north there is still more sand at Woolacombe and Combe Martin but also some hidden gems, like Heddon’s Mouth, Lee Bay and Ilfracombe’s lovely tunnels beaches.
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