Estuary in Appledore, North Devon looking towards Instow
THINGS TO DO
     
in North Devon

It's easy to see why so many people - residents and visitors alike - love North Devon.  Whether you want to explore local beaches or visit one of the diverse local attractions, there's something of interest for all ages and tastes in this beautiful area.

Walks
  on your doorstep

Headland at Saunton Sands, North Devon with views towards the sea

Family days out
  history & gardens

With the South West Coast Path literally going past the cottage's front door, walkers and runners are truly spoilt for choice.  A pleasant stroll west to Northam Burrows Country Park allows you to savour the stunning scenery along the dramatic coastline.  Also recommended for the walking is Baggy Point, owned by the National Trust, while Clovelly and Hartland Quay offer picturesque views not to be missed.

Stylised blue and white starfish

For a fantastic day out head to The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, Dinosaur Park or Watermouth Castle - all just a short drive away.  History lovers will enjoy a visit to Hartland Abbey or Arlington Court, while garden enthusiasts can't fail to be impressed by RHS Rosemoor, Castle Hill Gardens or Tapeley Park.

Cycling
  for everyone

Cycle track under railway tunnel and grassy embankment

Day trip
  to Lundy Island

Stylised blue and white starfish

If you enjoy cycling or walking, check out the nearby Tarka TrailBideford cycle hire has a choice of bicyles, tandems, child seats and trailers.  Adrenalin seekers will find plenty of outdoor thrills at Skern Lodge activity centre, the Ultimate Adventure Centre or Wake Park.  Meanwhile, golfers can challenge themselves on the famous Royal North Devon links course - the oldest golf course in the country.

Stylised blue and white starfish

Another unforgettable experience for visitors to North Devon is a day trip to Lundy Island.  The MS Oldenburg sails a few times a week from Bideford or Ilfracombe, giving you between four and six hours to explore this fascinating island.

However you choose to spend your time, you can relax knowing that all the comforts of home await you – whether that’s chilling in the garden or curling up by the fire.

Stylised blue and white starfish
Stylised blue and white starfish
Stylised blue and white starfish
Table, chairs and roses at Catboat cottage, Appledore, North Devon