If you’re a fan of incredible coastal views, North Devon is the place to be – with miles of award winning beaches and some of the best coastlines in the world, North Devon is truly a haven for those of you that love spending time breathing in the salty air and looking out across the ocean. Did you know that it is also a walker’s paradise? So if you want to indulge in some awe inspiring views and get a little exercise, make sure you check out these four coastal walks you can enjoy around the region.

Baggy Point

As one of the most popular walking routes in the region, this is a great one for those that want something a bit gentle as there are easy and a moderate routes depending on how much of a challenge you want. This National Trust maintained route is accessible via the village of Croyde and offers some amazing panoramic views towards Bideford and Hartland and has plenty of spots, ideal for picnics and pausing to watch the surfers below.

Hartland to Speke’s Mill

Speaking of Hartland, if it is beautiful scenery you want, this is a great place to head. This walk is a little more challenging as it involves several cliff routes, but if you’re feeling daring, you will be rewarded with some incredible views. Start off at Hartland Quay, then walk along the coast towards Speke’s Mill where you’ll find a waterfall and on the return journey, you can walk past St Nectan’s Church which is well worth a visit.

Putsborough to Woolacombe

This easy route takes you along the beaches of Putsborough and Woolacombe, start at either end and then just follow the path linking the two beaches, or simply walk over the beaches themselves. There are some lovely views across to Lundy and Morte Point and with parking available at both beaches, its one that is easily accessible and with amenities and facilities along the route, is a good one for those travelling with children.

Braunton Burrows and Crow Point

This is a great one for anyone who wants to make a day of it. Not only that, but because there isn’t a set route, just lots of paths you can follow and plenty of car parks to start from, this one provides a new adventure each time. If you start off where the Burrows meet the Estuary you can follow the beach along towards Crow Point where there are lovely views across to Instow and Appledore. If you continue on, you’ll end up at Saunton Sands, and at various points there are sand dunes to explore, making it a great option for adventurers.

If you’re looking for more inspiration when in North Devon, you can find more details of local walking routes here.