Summer is made for sun, sea, sand and of course ice cream and if there is one thing we do well in Devon its ice cream. We certainly have our fair share of sea and sand too, especially here in North Devon where you’ll find some of Britain’s best beaches.

If you’re visiting North Devon this summer, here are our top choices for a picturesque ice cream stop.

Westward Ho!

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The only town in the UK to have an exclamation mark in its name, there is plenty that makes Westward Ho! stand out. Not only is it incredibly picturesque and is a great holiday destination for families because of the safe beach and many facilities, but it is also a good spot to grab an ice cream!

Not only can you pick up supermarket favourites from the various shops around the sea front but in the town you’ll also find places selling scoops of locally made ice cream and the classic Mr Whippy’s. Have a sit down on the beach, watch the surfers and enjoy a scoop or two!


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Home to Britain’s best beach and a huge range of attractions and places to stay, there’s a reason why Woolacombe is a popular place for visitors and residents alike. The beach stretches over three miles, so there is always plenty of spots to stop and take in the view and with a host of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby, it won’t take you long to find some fantastic ice cream flavours.

Like Westward Ho!, Woolacombe is a top spot for surfers, so why not head down to the beach, grab a cone and enjoy the surfers while catching the rays.


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Quickly becoming a hub for culinary delights, Ilfracombe is becoming increasingly more popular with foodies and is where you can find one of the best loved ice cream producers in North Devon! With plenty of options around the harbour as well as in town (make sure to check out Fore Street for delicious delicacies!) you’ll find plenty to tempt you here.

Why not take a seat in the harbour and enjoy the sights?

Known as Little Switzerland, Lynmouth and its twin of Lynton were favourites of Britain’s great romantic poets and are picturesque places to have a wander around. You can easily travel between the two using either the cliff railway or by walking between them.

Stop here and take in the view, with a well deserved ice cream for refreshments.

Where will you be stopping for ice cream this summer? 

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With breweries, distilleries, farms, fresh sea food and an abundance of award-winning chefs, you’ll find plenty to tempt you here.