What To Do In
North Devon Beaches
With its range of amusements, activities, shops and play areas, Westward Ho! is a popular destination for families, swimmers, surfers and dog walkers. It’s made up of a long sandy beach, backed by a pebble ridge, with Northam Burrows Country Park at one end. Dogs are
permitted from October to April on the whole beach and all year round at the Northam Burrows end. As with Woolacombe, Westward Ho! beach is big enough that you’ll never struggle to find a space to stretch out, build a sandcastle or play a game of Frisbee.
North Devon by Bike or Foot
North Devon is a beautiful destination for cyclists and walkers alike, and is well served by a number of cycle routes and paths. One of the main attractions is the Tarka Trail – one of the country’s longest traffic-free cycle paths. Highlights on the trail include the Exmoor National Park and plenty of stunning coastal views. If you haven’t brought your bike, it’s definitely worth hiring one for the day.
There are also plenty of woodlands, river valleys, estuaries, a UNESCO biosphere, and miles upon miles of countryside to explore by foot.
Days out in North Devon
Whether rain or shine, you’re never short of something to do in North Devon. Here are some of our favourite attractions.
Devon Food and Drink
Devon is well-known for its food and drink. We have hundreds of local growers and producers, from cheese makers to artisan bakers. And you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out, whether you fancy a Michelin Star dining experience or hearty pub grub by an open fire.