Discover North Devon

Whatever your interests, whatever your age, we'll have things to do that will make a visit to North Devon an unforgettable experience at any time of the year.

We’ve got lots of ideas on what to do during your stay, whatever the weather. If you’re here during the summer months when its sunny and warm, why not take a look at the various nature trails you can explore? Or if the weather is being a little unkind, we have some ideas for rainy days too.

Find your perfect holiday

Whether you’re travelling as a couple or a family you’ll discover everything you need for a perfect get away here in North Devon. Couples will love our suggestions for romantic breaks and families have a wealth of things to keep kids of every age occupied from the golden sandy beaches to the beautiful countryside and the various adventures that can be had on Exmoor. Plus, North Devon is full of great activities and family friendly attractions with everything from adventure theme parks to stately homes ready for you to visit.

You might be surprised to find out just how dog friendly North Devon really is, if you’re planning to bring your pooch with you, you’ll never be short of places to stay and things to do.

Book the ideal foodie break

The whole of Devon is an excellent place for finding local produce and the food and drink available here is well known for being outstanding, particularly when it comes to seafood.

Take a look at our events to get all the dates of the next major food festivals, and enjoy everything from lobster from Clovelly and Lundy or go to Fore Street in Ilfracombe, which is quickly becoming a haven for foodies in the region.

The region is also home to a number of Michelin starred chefs offering the very best in seasonal, fresh dishes.

Enjoy the region’s history

North Devon is full of amazing history and culture, from the Exmoor area which inspired poets and writers alike to the various museums and galleries which tell the stories of the region, you can find evidence of North Devon’s history all over the place. From the myths and legends of the moor to the preparations for D-Day, history fans will find plenty to discover here in North Devon.

The adventure coast has something for everyone

It doesn’t matter if you're looking for inspiration for days out, short breaks or long weekends; whether you’re a thrillseeker or looking for a peaceful retreat; maybe you’re planning a wedding, special party or a conference - North Devon has something for you!

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the coastline and the countryside, get out onto the water with the perfect conditions for surfing and paddle barding or get lost following the Tarka Trail or the South West Coast Path. North Devon provides the perfect backdrop to wedding photos, has an inspirational atmosphere for business meetings and plenty to entertain the whole family – whatever your age or your idea of adventure!

North Devon really is a haven for pets! It isn’t just the walking opportunities that make North Devon a great place for those looking for a perfect dog friendly holiday in the area.

As the home of the UK’s first surf reserve and a commitment to marine conservation around Lundy Island, it is no surprise that being eco-friendly is high on the agenda across North Devon.

So much to explore

North Devon News

Gift ideas from across North Devon

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What do you get the person who has everything? If you have someone in your life that doesn’t want or need material things for Christmas this year, why not give them the gift of North Devon? As England’s adventure coast and part of the UK’s surf reserve, there are plenty of experiences you can gift…

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Things to do in North Devon this Winter

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The seasons changing doesn’t mean an end to the fun in North Devon. In fact, did you know you get the best waves at this time of year? If you don’t fancy surfing or indulging in other watersports, there’s still plenty more for you to do. We’ve compiled a list of some of the places holding extra…

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Where to get into the Christmas spirit in North Devon

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Get your Christmas jumpers at the ready and prepare to indulge in mince pies, mulled wine and a host of other tasty treats over the next couple of weeks with these upcoming Christmas markets. For those of you wanting to crack into your Christmas shopping, make sure to visit Affinity Devon Outlet in…

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Best beaches for Beachcombing in North Devon

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We all know that North Devon has some of the best beaches in Britain and that the coastline forms part of the UK’s surf reserve but did you know they are also great for beachcombing? For those who aren’t in the know, beachcombing involves combing the beach, particularly the shoreline and any rock…

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