If you're looking to spend your holiday walking along the rugged North Devon coastline or exploring Exmoor National Park then the pretty village of Berrynarbor is perfectly placed for you.
This little village lies within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a shop/Post Office and Ye Olde Globe Inn, which is both family-friendly and allows dogs. There are also plenty more pubs, shops and restaurants to be found in nearby Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. But if it’s beaches you’re after, then make sure you visit the vast stretch of sand at Woolacombe or head to Croyde for a taste of surfing life.
Berrynarbor is just a couple of miles from Exmoor and is fantastic for walking in incredibly varied landscapes, from thick woodland to craggy cliff tops. The South West Coast Path runs through the National Park allowing you to walk the highest sea cliff in England and Wales and visit picturesque places including the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.
A holiday cottage in Berrynarbor offers a picturesque spot from which to explore the wild beauty of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline.
This seaside beach café and art gallery serves a delicious range of toasties, coffees, milkshakes, cakes and much more while you browse the artwork or admire the fabulous sea views. Open for lunch only.
Wabasso Art Café Parade Building Seaside, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe EX34 0AW (T: 07517 110663)
A 400 year old pub in the heart of Combe Martin serving lunch and dinner as well as an acclaimed Sunday Carvery. Eat in the bar, restaurant or large rear terrace or enjoy a game of table tennis or pool along with regular live music nights.
The George & Dragon Castle St, Combe Martin EX34 0HX (T: 01271 882282)
A unique fine dining restaurant with fabulous sea and harbour views, where diners have the unique opportunity to eat alongside original artworks by Damien Hirst. Enjoy a drink or relaxed meal in the downstairs bar with outside terrace for warmer months, or eat upstairs in the dining room with stunning sea views. The Quay is famous for its fresh, locally sourced classic British and European cuisine, simply and stylishly presented.
The Quay 11 the Quay, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9EQ (T: 01271 868090)
Dating back to the 14th Century and once a working farm, The Grampus is set in the heart of the pretty village of Lee and popular with locals and holiday-makers alike. Come for a pint of local ale and enjoy one of the many pub games available including chess, backgammon, darts, pool or table tennis. Stay longer for a hearty home cooked meal in the bar or Devon cream tea in the tea rooms (open Easter - October). Families are well catered for and walkers and dogs are always welcome.
The Grampus Inn Lee Bay, Ilfracombe EX34 8LR (T: 01271 862906)