North Devon is one of the most beautiful places to visit, whatever the weather. In the summer months blue skies and sunshine provide a wonderful backdrop to the coast, while in the autumn, the dramatic waves make for some incredible surfing opportunities. If you’re debating a little autumn get away in the next few months, here are some suggestions of things you can do during autumn when visiting North Devon.

Marvel at the night sky

Did you know that Exmoor National Park is a Dark Skies Reserve? Because of the lack of pollution, you can see the night sky much more clearly here than other places in the UK, which is why every October, the National Park hosts a Dark Skies Festival full of evening and night time events so you can marvel at the delights of the sky.

Feast on local delicacies

North Devon’s diverse landscape creates some incredible local produce, from moor reared beef to locally distilled gin, you’ll find a whole host of delicious food and drink produced right here in North Devon. Ilfracombe is fast becoming a foodie hot spot with its range of independent eateries and with so many of the region’s pubs and restaurants sourcing home grown ingredients, you can be sure of some amazing seasonal tastes wherever you eat.

Amuse yourself at one of the region’s top attractions

North Devon is home to some of the best attractions for the whole family. From theme parks to stately homes and gardens where you can see the autumnal colours of the trees, there is something for everyone. North Devon is even home to the UK’s oldest golf course and the cliff railway, where you can see some incredible views of Lynton and Lynmouth.

See the seasons change

Exmoor is one of the best place for an autumnal stroll. With valleys, woodland and open moorland, you can enjoy misty atmospheric morning walks or see the colours changing on the trees and foliage.

Get out on the water

The autumn weather is perfect watersports – the waves are stronger at this time of year and you can really challenge yourself with the changing currents. Not only that, but there is always much more space at the beaches and in the ocean as the summer season ends – so no one to see if you fall off your board!


What are your favourite things to do in North Devon in the autumn months? Let us know.