Discover North Devon

Find out why North Devon makes the perfect Weekend Escape

From the rugged beauty of Exmoor in the east, to the traditional holiday resorts of Ilfracombe and Woolacombe in the west, there are a myriad of reasons why North Devon has earned its place at the top of UK ‘must-visit’ lists.

Whether you’re looking for an adventure-packed weekend or a slower-paced getaway, here’s our selection of top-rated things to do, places to stay and culinary adventures to seek on your North Devon Weekend Escape.

Things to do

To fully experience what this wonderful region has to offer, explore Exmoor National Park as well as a beach or two to the west. Bring walking boots and binoculars to best appreciate the South West Coast Path and the view from the dramatic Hartland Point.

If the water is more your thing, pack a picnic and a surfboard (or hire one) and pick your beach of choice. Whether you want to relax on the golden expanse of Saunton Sands, catch a wave at Westward Ho! or have fun with your four-legged friend at one of the several dog-friendly beaches, the North Devon coast has something to accommodate everyone.

And don’t forget the countless picturesque towns and villages, each with their own unique personality. Amble along the narrow lanes of pretty Appledore, climb the steep cobbled streets of Clovelly or explore the market towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, all of which are packed with things to see and do.

Places to Stay

Whether travelling solo, as a couple, or as a family, North Devon offers a range of options to cater to every need and budget.

We recommend

The Royal George

Saunton Sands Hotel

The Woolacombe Bay Hotel

Twitchen House Holiday Park

Surf Bay Holiday Park

Saunton Sands Luxury Living Apartments

Chalets at the Pig on the Hill

Where to eat

Discover terrific tea rooms, spectacular seafood and pubs galore. It’s easy to understand why North Devon is fast becoming a haven for foodies.

From elevenses to fish and chips, and more luxurious dinner options too, here’s our top-rated recommendations for your weekend escape.

We recommend

The Royal George

The Pig on the Hill

Saunton Sands Hotel

Watersmeet Hotel

Seasons Brasserie

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