The Hartland Peninsula can be found in the western part of North Devon and falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The central hub of the Hartland Peninsula is Hartland village, which features pubs and eateries, as well as regular markets and accommodation options.
The village has been the social hub for the whole peninsula for thousands of years and is packed with history which is obvious from the shops, cafés and more that can be found there. During the summer, there is an annual art trail where local artists open their studios to visitors, other regular festivals include food and music events.
As well as the village and the cliff tops of the peninsula, there is also Hartland Point where you can enjoy picturesque walks. Full of rock formations, a hidden lighthouse and views across to Lundy Island, this part of the region are stunning.
Wherever you look around Hartland, you'll find miles of clifftop walks, hidden coves and marine wildlife just waiting to be discovered.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the nearest train station to Hartland Quay?
The nearest stations are Barnstaple, which is 22 miles away, and Exeter St Davids, which is 44 miles away. There are several connecting buses from both stations which will take you to Hartland Quay.Book tickets and plan your journey here
Is it safe to swim at Hartland Quay?
Yes, you can swim out across the bay at high tide at Hartland Quay and there are several other nearby beaches and coves which are brilliant spots for swimming. However, do be aware that there are no lifeguards at the quay or the nearby beaches and the sea can be rough.Find out more about Hartland here
Are dogs allowed at Hartland Point?
Dogs are allowed at Hartland Point and many of the nearby beaches. There are no restrictions at Welcombe Mouth for instance and dogs are allowed to use the coastal routes of the South West Coast Path.Find more dog friendly beaches here