Activities

The main question is how you will fit it all in!

Here are some of our favourites:

Explore our Famous Beautiful North Devon Beaches:

Woolacombe & Croyde beach – just a few miles up the road

Amazing sandy beaches with warrens and rock pools, great for surfers, romantics and children alike.

Lee Bay – just 2 miles west of Ilfracombe

Whether you go by road or foot the trip from Ilfracombe to Lee promises amazing sea views across the cliffs and you can recharge your batteries at the Grampus pub. If you go with the family the rocky cove and beach are sure to please.

Tunnels Beaches – 5 minutes walk

In the centre of Ilfracombe, carved through the cliffs, are the tunnels beaches which are steeped in history, they were first opened in 1823 And provide a secluded beach and tidal pools, safe for children, see more about Tunnels Beaches on www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

Lundy Island – 15 minutes to Ilfracombe ferry

Take a boat from the picturesque harbour and arrive at the beautiful island of Lundy within two hours. Where you can see Puffins, seals and deer as well as lighthouse and smugglers caves, it’s a great day out (Check Sailing days and times)

Local Walking:

Running behind the Hamptons is the south west coast path why not take a walk up over the cliffs and then down into town and the Harbour to visit Damien Hirsts Sculpture Verity.

Walking on Exmoor

Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through oak woodlands, alongside tumbling rivers and across open heather-covered moorland, the variety is endless. Some of the country’s finest long distance routes pass through our National Park, or you can plan your own adventure to explore this unique landscape.

Valley of The Rocks

A classic easy walk along a relatively level section of high cliffs between Lynton and the spectacular Valley of Rocks. Children will love the stories associated with the spectacular rock formations, and the herd of friendly feral goats. A good walk in autumn, when the crisp rust-coloured bracken of the heathland is punctuated with banks of purple heather and vivid gorse.

Hunters Inn

Situated in the rolling hills of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, Hunter’s Inn is bursting with heritage and character. The traditional country inn boasts top traditional home cooked dining in our Exmoor Restaurant & Bar, as well as 4 acres of enchanting gardens and countryside walk along the river to Heddons Mouth.

Local Walking:

Running behind the Hamptons is the south west coast path why not take a walk up over the cliffs and then down into town and the Harbour to visit Damien Hirsts Sculpture Verity.

Walking on Exmoor

Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through oak woodlands, alongside tumbling rivers and across open heather-covered moorland, the variety is endless. Some of the country’s finest long distance routes pass through our National Park, or you can plan your own adventure to explore this unique landscape.

Valley of The Rocks

A classic easy walk along a relatively level section of high cliffs between Lynton and the spectacular Valley of Rocks. Children will love the stories associated with the spectacular rock formations, and the herd of friendly feral goats. A good walk in autumn, when the crisp rust-coloured bracken of the heathland is punctuated with banks of purple heather and vivid gorse.

Hunters Inn

Situated in the rolling hills of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, Hunter’s Inn is bursting with heritage and character. The traditional country inn boasts top traditional home cooked dining in our Exmoor Restaurant & Bar, as well as 4 acres of enchanting gardens and countryside walk along the river to Heddons Mouth.

Surfing:

If surfing is your thing, then North Devon won’t disappoint, with some of the best surfing beaches in the country.

Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe are close by so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Croyde Bay

Surf South West School www.surfsouthwest.com

Woolacombe Bay

Nick Thorn Surf School www.nickthorn.com

Saunton Sands www.surfsouthwest.com

Check out the Surf Reports with  www.eyeball-surfcheck.co.uk

 

Golf:

“I Cannot Think of anywhere in England where 36 holes can be more enjoyable”

Nick Faldo on Saunton Sands

Why not take a game of golf at one of the fabulous local courses.

You have the famous Saunton Sands Golf Course, Royal North Devon at Westward Ho and Ilfracombe Golf to name a few.

Saunton Sands

www.sauntongolf.co.uk

Royal North Devon Westward Ho 

www.royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk

Ilfracombe Golf Course 

www.ilIfracombegolfclub.com