You’ve chosen Devon for your family holiday, you know where you want to stay and you’re looking for things to do nearby when you spot Combe Martin on the map. But why should you make time to visit? Well, here are five reasons.
Firstly, Combe Martin has England’s highest sea cliff so you can be guaranteed of some fabulous views. Great Hangman has a cliff face of 800 feet and is 1,043 feet tall! It’s on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, so why not combine a visit with a scenic countryside walk?
Secondly, head to the beach. Combe Martin’s Beach is at the bottom of the village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by cliffs, seriously, if you want a picturesque beach to visit, this is the one. You might even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins off the coast! It is fairly sheltered so the waves rarely get rough so it’s a great location for taking a dip, but it doesn’t have a lifeguard, so don’t go in if you’re not a confident swimmer!
You might be staying nearby, but if you like Combe Martin and fancy returning at some point, there are some pretty amazing places to stay. Stowford Farm Meadows has a whole host of onsite attractions to keep the whole family entertained plus you get your choice of accommodation. Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park is another great spot for those who want to stay in this charming part of Devon. Boasting a quiet location surrounded by woodland and with stunning views out to sea, this is a great place to stay for a pet friendly holiday! Alternatively, you can always find cottages, b and bs and guesthouses in the immediate area, like Nutcombe Holiday Cottages which is on the outskirts.
Another great reason for coming to Combe Martin is how friendly it is. The local residents are always happy to offer directions and advice to holiday makers. Plus, they’re well known for hosting festivals, celebrations and street parties, so what more could you want?
Finally, another reason to visit Combe Martin is that there are lots of great attractions especially for the family. I mean, where else are you going to get to re-enact Jurassic Park with giant animatronic dinosaurs? Head to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park to see robotic dinosaurs and a whole host of real, living animals such as wolves, monkeys, penguins and more.
Being in Combe Martin also puts you in the vicinity of Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle where you can be sure that the kids will get a history lesson while having loads of fun!
So, there you are, five perfectly good reasons to spend time in Combe Martin! If you need any more information on this delightful village, head to the Combe Martin Tourism Association – they can make sure you get all the right advice and the information you need!