Did you know that National Picnic Week falls in June? To help you celebrate, here are our top spots in North Devon for some al fresco dining – all you need to do is choose your favourite location, pack your favourite snacks and be off! North Devon and Exmoor are full of picturesque places to stop off for refreshments, so if we haven’t mentioned your favourite here, don’t forget to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Braunton Burrows
As one of the largest sand dunes in Britain and a UNESCO Biosphere, this is a pretty special place to visit. The burrows are full of lovely wildlife and stunning views, which is why it is one of our favourite places to enjoy a summer picnic. You can even take your dogs with you – it’s ideal for a gentle walk after you’ve eaten.

Barricane Beach
If you like a picnic on the beach, take a look at Barricane Beach near Woolacombe. The beach is slightly secluded so is often quieter than nearby beaches and the rocks provide shade on particularly sunny days.

Watermouth Bay
This is another secluded coastal area that is ideal for a picnic. As one of the region’s premier fishing spots, it is often quiet and peaceful, perfect for those of you who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the other beaches and harbours.

Speke’s Mill Mouth
You can access this one by using the South West Coast Path, so is a good one for those of you wanting a little refreshment after your walk. This is one of the busier spots on this list as it is one of the more popular waterfalls in North Devon, but it was too pretty not to include. In the summer months, there are wildflowers galore to enjoy as well as those stunning views.

Instow Beach
If you are looking for an evening picnic then this is the must visit location. Instow is famous for the quality of its sunsets, making this spot perfect for a romantic evening stroll and picnic.