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12 Reasons Why North Is The Best Part Of Devon

10th October 2018

Categories: Visitor News

12 Reasons Why North Is The Best Part Of Devon

We’ve all read the articles that have surfaced this year about how Devon is one of the best places to live in the country (see evidence here) - but which part of Devon is the best? North, of course!

From the area’s coastline, to its great outdoors and of course the food, keep on reading to discover our 12 reasons why ‘north’ is the best part of Devon.

1. We Have The Better Coastline

Surfers flock to North Devon all year round to take advantage of the area’s fantastic surfing locations such as Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton (just to name a few).

2. Ilfracombe Is Home To The UK’s Tallest Statue

Love her or hate her, Damien Hirst’s Verity Statue in Ilfracombe is not only the tallest statue in Devon, she’s also the tallest in the UK.

3. North Devon Has An Island

Home to puffins and its very own lighthouse (which you can actually stay in), Lundy Island lies 12 miles off the coast of North Devon, and is just three miles long and half a mile wide. What other areas of Devon have their very own island?

4. Many Celebrities Call North Devon Home

Including professional surfers Andrew Cotton & Sophie Hellyer, oh and Katie Hopkins...

5. TWO Michelin Star Restaurants

North Devon is home to The Masons Arms and Thomas Carr at the Olive Room - they’re close enough together to have lunch at one and dinner at the other!

6. Exmoor

Need we say more?

7. North Devon Is Home To The UK’s Best Beach

Woolacombe Beach has collected a range of awards over the past few years including best beach in the UK, and of course it was included in the top five beaches in Europe in 2015.

8. Accommodation With Breathtaking Views

Views like this from a beautiful hotel are exactly what you can find here in North Devon. Our favourites include Saunton Sands Hotel, Sandy Cove Hotel and Watersmeet Hotel.

9. England’s Oldest Golf Course

The Royal North Devon Golf Club was founded in 1864, making it the oldest course in England. What’s more, the course was designed by Scottish golfer Old Tom Morris, one of the sport’s founding fathers.

10. Clovelly

We don’t even need to explain this one.

11. Hocking’s Ice Cream

Creamy, rich and oh-so tasty - Hocking’s Ice Cream is by far the best ice cream (just ask anyone that’s ever tried it).

12. Westward Ho!

This seaside village is one of only two places in the world with an exclamation mark after its name - pretty cool, right?

We hope you agree with our 12 reasons why ‘north’ is the best part of Devon. If you have any more to add, be sure to let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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