Why North Devon?
Why do we love North Devon, everyone’s answer is different. It’s the perfect place for doing what you love – spending time with the family, walking the dog, eating out or celebrating with friends.
Our Golden sandy beaches are the perfect place for rock-pooling, swimming and surfing, dramatic coastlines, rugged moors and verdant valleys all waiting to be explored.
In the heart of North Devon you’ll find Tarka Country, little changed since Henry Williamson wrote his famous novel, Tarka the Otter.
Hatherleigh is a historic market town of thatch and cob cottages dating back to the 16th century, the perfect place to experience rural Devon life. Visit on market day and you’ll feel you’ve arrived in the real Devon.
Bideford has some of the best pubs, music and restaurants – enough to satisfy every palate. Visit the pannier market or wander through the traffic free lanes, you’ll find Bideford is the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy, with dozens of independent retailers, craft and antique shops. Stroll along the quay and admire the expansive waterfront, or take a stroll around the fortnightly farmers’ market.
Further around the coast you sits Croyde, a picturesque village dotted with thatched cottages and one of the region’s best beaches, the perfect place for families and surfers alike.
Each year, Woolacombe and Croyde plays host to several surfing competitions and every June, to Oceanfest, a 3 day surfing and music festival.
For intrepid rockpoolers and crabbers, the pretty cove of Hele Bay begs to be explored. Nature lovers, walkers, cyclists and foodies unite in their love of Ilfracombe as the perfect place for exploring North Devon.
Overlooking the sheltered Watermouth Cove you’ll discover Berrynarbour. With its quaint houses and floral displays you’ll understand why Beatrix Potter found it the perfect inspiration for her literary creations.