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Bideford Bicycle & Kayak Hire
(3 miles)

Just a few miles from the beach in North Devon’s Tarka country, Bideford Bicycle, Surf Board and Kayak Hire does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, meaning they have everything you need to really get out and enjoy the area.  They are open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, so pop in and find the right pieces of kit for you!

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Croyde Surf Academy
(6 miles)

There can be few North Devon experiences as magical as pottering along the coast on a stand-up paddle board (SUP), and at Croyde Surf Academy it’s an area they specialise in.  Offering guided tours and intro days, as well as instruction in other areas of surfing and coasteering, the team is passionate and friendly, eager to introduce you to this happy, healthy way of exploring Devon whether you’re a beginner or a pro looking for a guide.

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Woolacombe Riding Stables
(9 miles)

Nestled into Woolacombe valley, Woolacombe Riding Stables is a Pony Club approved equestrian centre in North Devon offering adults and children of all levels of experience the chance to enjoy horse riding in this beautiful part of the world.  Head out on across the sand dunes or around 200 acres of countryside, or have a lesson in the comfort of the school.

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Chambercombe Manor
(11 miles)

A unique and intriguing property steeped in history and legend, Chambercombe Manor was owned by the Champernon family from around 1162. In the early 16th century it became the property of Henry Duke of Suffolk, father of the ill fated Lady Jane Grey.  Today you have the chance to explore the house and its history before cream tea, from March to October.  

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Active Escape
(13 miles)

A dedicated outdoor activities company in North Devon, Active Escape offers a range of experiences that are ideal for groups or families, including rafting, coasteering, surf rafting and SUP.  They cater to hen and stag parties as well as individual activities and courses and you can hire all the kit while you’re there as well.

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The Beaver Inn
(Less than a mile)

A dog friendly waterside pub with wonderful estuary and sea views serving local fish, along with other excellent locally sourced food and a choice of wines, beers and real ales.  Dine on the terrace or in the bar or dining room and watch the fishing boats come in on the top of the tide, bringing home the catch of the day. 

Beaver Inn, Irsha St, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1RY (T: 01237 474822)

 

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John's of Instow
(Less than a mile)

A light and bright deli and café where you can relax and enjoy the flavours of the West Country.  Serves breakfasts, lunches and snacks using local seasonal produce all freshly prepared to order,  along with delicious cakes, coffees and cream teas.  Also open for early suppers accompanied by an extensive range of handpicked wines, beers and ciders. 

John’s of Instow Marine Parade, Instow EX39 4HY (T: 01271 860310)

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Tea on the Green
(3 miles)

A Hollywood inspired cosy tearoom serving an excellent range of home-made cakes, cream teas and decadent high teas.

Tea on The Green  Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1LH (T: 01237 429406)

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The Pig on the Hill
(3 miles)

Serving excellent food this country pub sits on top of a hill with the sea just over the brow. Sit inside on cooler days or when the sun's out enjoy the sun terrace. Plenty to keep small people entertained too, with a games room and lots of space to explore.  

The Pig on the Hill, Pulsehill Road, Westward Ho! EX39 5AH (T: 01237 459222)

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Fremington Quay Café
(4 miles)

Housed in an old station building overlooking the River Taw and The Tarka Trail, this is a great spot to stop off for a bite to eat whilst walking or cycling the trail which runs past the door.  This friendly, family run café serves wholesome breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas including cream teas and a large selection of home-made cakes.   

Fremington Quay Café Fremington, Barnstaple EX31 2NH (T: 01271 268720)

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Saunton Sands
(4 miles)

A long straight sandy beach backed by the Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Saunton Sands Beach is popular with surfers and families alike thanks to the long stretch of tantalizing water.  Suited to beginners and intermediate surfers, the waters are comparatively gentle (although obviously you should always be careful), and it is famed for having featured in Robbie Williams’ Angels music video.  Restaurants, cafes, shops and toilets are all within easy reach of the beach, dogs are permitted all year round, and it is the only beach in North Devon to have a Landeez all terrain wheelchair so that everyone can have full enjoyment of it.

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Croyde Beach
(6 miles)

Very popular with swimmers and more experienced surfers, and of course sunbathers in the summer months, Croyde Bay is rated as one of the best surfing beaches in the world.  Lifeguards operate from May to September for peace of mind, and there are beautiful rock pools at either end of the beach.  Dogs are allowed on the beach although there are restrictions in summer months, and toilets are close by.  The beach is popular with swimmers, and you can hire equipment for activities such as surfing, fishing and canoeing close by. Restaurants are within easy reach, and you access the beach via a slipway and beach car park with disabled parking, so it’s an extremely welcoming beach for all visitors.

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Combe Martin
(13 miles)

Next to the North Devon town of Combe Martin, at the western edge of the Exmoor National Park, is a pretty sandy beach peppered with rock pools.  Enjoying easy access and facilities close by, the beach is popular and has won awards for its high quality.  The beach is also good for families due to the vast stretch of sand and rock pools that will keep children entertained for hours, dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September and there are cafes and restaurants close by.  It boasts some of the finest scenery and includes the reputedly highest cliffs in England, the gentle currents make the water perfect for swimming.  There is a large car park above Combe Martin beach, a small car park to the north of the beach, and toilets by the main car park.

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Hartland Quay Beach
(16 miles)

Hartland Quay is primarily a pebbles and rocks beach but low tide exposes sand and interesting rock pools to explore. It is splendidly isolated with no facilities but that's part of the charm. Car parking is available at Hartland Quay Hotel & Pub, EX39 6DU 

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Summerleaze Beach
(22 miles)

Less the five minutes on foot from the centre of Bude, Summerleaze Beach is an easy beach to get to and enjoy for the whole day.  There’s a river flanking the sandy beach and it’s sheltered by a breakwater, making it popular with families and surfers.  You can book beach huts daily or weekly, and adding to its charm is a part man-made/part natural salt water sea pool to swim in at the foot of the cliff, that’s been welcoming swimmers since it opened in 1930.  There’s lifeguard cover in the summer months, dogs need to be kept on leads from May to September, and there are toilets and disabled toilets close by as well as an RNLI shop, sandy play area, a beach café, and a large car park that leads directly to the sand dunes.

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Busy car park but the sandy beach is worth it. Cliff top walks and a tidal pool made this a perfect spot on a sunny day.

August 2017


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