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England's Adventure Coast

Visit North Devon and you'll find that there is more to this spectacular and diverse region than you might have thought.

North Devon is probably best known for its award-winning coastline, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The golden sandy beaches are perfect for rock-pooling, swimming and surfing, in fact, much of the coast is the UK’s top surfing spot. Combine this with dramatic coastlines, rugged moors and verdant valleys that all demand to be explored and you’ll never be short of things to do. 

When asked what they love about North Devon & Exmoor, everyone's answer is different. One thing is constant though: it's the perfect playground for doing what you love. Be it spending time with the familywalking the dogeating out or celebrating with friends, to the people that live here, and visit here, North Devon & Exmoor really is the perfect place.  

Diverse range of attractions

If you love being outdoors, this is the perfect part of the country to visit. Take part in a whole host of thrill seeking activities from surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and more in the coastal areas or get on your bike or pull on your hiking boots and explore the scenery.

Exmoor is full of beautiful walking trails and wildlife, including the famous Exmoor ponies, which wander wild around the moor – there is something very special about settling down for a picnic following a bracing walk and watching the ponies against the backdrop of the moor.

Plus there is the famous Tarka Trail, named after Tarka the Otter. It isn’t just an otter that is a literary star around these parts, Lora Doone is based in Exmoor and the village of Westward Ho! got it’s name from a novel! 

North Devon and Exmoor isn’t just an area for the outdoorsy types, the region has a whole host of amazing attractions, great local food and drinkIlfracombe in particular is becoming famous for being a foodie hot spot and with the region being popular with families and holiday makers, there are restaurants, cafes and bars offering every type of cuisine you could possibly imagine.

Incredible places to stay

Whether you want somewhere with a sea view, somewhere deep in the country, something a little luxurious or something on a budget, you’ll find the perfect place to stay in North Devon.

You’ll find everything from quirky guesthouses to holiday parks filled with family friendly facilities to hotels with spas and award winning restaurants. Do you want somewhere with lots of space for the whole family or somewhere cosy and intimate for a romantic get away? You’ll be spoiled for choice here in North Devon.

Fascinating towns and villages

North Devon and Exmoor is full of charming market towns and quaint villages that attract visitors by their thousands. Take a trip to Clovelly and witness the cobbled streets and traditional cottages, or head to Barnstaple, the oldest and largest town in the region. For seaside resorts, take a look at the towns of Woolacombe, Westward Ho!, Bideford and Ilfracombe or for the ultimate surfer’s paradise, Croyde and Saunton are the places to be!

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