Local Beaches

North Devon offers some of the best beaches not only in Devon but the world.

From small rocky coves, filled with shells and rockpools, to stretches of golden sand, we have beaches to suit every beachcomber and every season.

We have explored most of the beaches dotted along the coast ourselves – when you stay with us you can benefit from our local knowledge and advice. We can point you in the right direction, whether you want to go surfing, kayaking or sandcastle-building!

Favourite North Devon beaches

Some of our favourites include the award winning Woolacombe Beach. This beach is just a 30 minute drive from us and in 2015 was voted the top beach in the UK, and one of the top five in Europe.

Another, smaller beach in Woolacombe is Barricane Beach. Also known as Shell Beach, Barricane is a small cove nestled between the rocks and is famous for its shells. Barricane is also home to the popular seasonal beach café, serving authentic Sri Lankan curries on the beach – take a bottle and watch the sunset one evening, it’s the perfect night out!

The beaches of Saunton and Croyde are world-famous surfing beaches with miles of golden sand, whilst quieter Putsborough is a lovely family beach.

If you’d like to explore rockpools, try visiting Rockham Beach in Mortehoe, The Tunnels beach in Ilfracombe or the beach at Lee Bay. All have crystal clear rockpools which are teaming with sea creatures.