As the majority of North Devon’s coastline falls into the region’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a must-visit location for anyone who loves spending time at the beach or enjoying a walking holiday. One of the best ways to explore North Devon’s coast is by following one of the many coastal paths you can find around the region, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite walks for you to enjoy this summer.

Croyde Bay and Baggy Point

You’ll find Croyde Bay along the South West Coast Path and many of the walks around Croyde and over Baggy Point are managed by the National Trust offering everything from gentle strolls to more challenging walks. Whichever route you choose, you can be sure of some incredible views and as one of the best surfing beaches in the UK, you’ll have the best seat in the house for watching the surfers take on those waves.

Morethoe to Bull Point Lighthouse

Following this route will give you lovely views of Lundy Island on a clear day and there are a host of interesting things to see along the way too. The route features several picturesque beaches and coves as well as former WWII fortification.

Lee Bay

There are several routes around Lee Bay, so you can choose one that best suits you. All of them will give you views of the sea and the surrounding farmland, so this is a good one for anyone who wants to see a bit of coast and countryside.

Valley of the Rocks

Located in the Exmoor National Park, Valley of Rocks is one of the most stunning natural landmarks you can find in the county and with cliff top views of the ocean, the chance to find herds of wild goats and routes that will take you into nearby Lynton and Lynmouth, this is a great place for walkers of all ability.

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