Welcome back to all our lovely readers. We hope you are all keeping well and safe. Did you enjoy our recent blog on Ilfracombe? It truly is a beautiful seaside town with so much to explore and do, if you did not catch it click here to give it a read. Today, however, we are back with another South West Coast Path blog post for you, jumping to the next section of the path in North Devon.
The Key Spots
The North Devon stretch of the South West Coast Path covers 90 miles of beautiful coastlines with some truly spectacular spots. The large majority of this section of walks faces out over the Bristol Channel. Some of the key areas we want to share with you today include Combe Martin, a pretty seaside village with a beautiful, enclosed beach. It also boasts little eateries, shops and more to explore.
In addition to Combe Martin, there is the slightly livelier harbour town of Ilfracombe. A very pretty town filled with shops, art and food. It is the perfect destination to stop off at during your walk on the South West Coastal Path to refuel and explore. To learn more about Ilfracombe read our blog on ‘Discover Ilfracombe’.
Another beautiful spot is Lee Bay, located only 2 miles west of Ilfracombe it is a secluded beach with a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The stunning area is blessed with a beautiful beach and three sides of pretty Devon hills, the perfect spot to stop off for a cup of tea or snooze on the beach.
A final spot you must explore is the area of natural beauty and North Devon UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve, Braunton Burrows. It is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles and is located in the heart of the North Devon area. The area backs onto a beautiful beach called Saunton Sands.
In addition to the wonderful harbour towns and natural beauty spots, North Devon is famous for its sandy beaches and popular surfing spots. Therefore, you can take off the walking boots and replace them for a wetsuit and enjoy the sea! In North Devon, you have fantastic beaches such as Woolacombe which connects to Putsborough. Both are brilliant beaches for surfing and for walking with its long sandy stretch.
In addition, there is Croyde, the famous surfing beach which produces fantastic swells but also has a lovely village with eateries and shops to enjoy. Finally, head across to Saunton Sands which is a longboarders paradise with long sets of waves drifting into the large beach. The beach itself is a long sandy beach which is perfect for walking the dog.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s blogs and perhaps have found a few places you would like to visit in North Devon while exploring the South West Coastal Path. If you would like to find somewhere to stay in the local area then look no further, we have a beautiful range of Self-Catering accommodation and Bed and Breakfasts in the North Devon Area, just click here to explore.