The Best Places to Visit In North Devon

by - 07 March

This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.
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If you are planning a holiday in the gorgeous county of Devon, you certainly won’t be alone, as this jewel of the English countryside is one of the most popular holiday destinations for both domestic and foreign tourists alike. Devon is a big county, and splitting it into North and South makes it a little easier to navigate, and with that in mind, here are some of the best tourist venues in North Devon that absolutely should be on your list.

1. Westward Ho! - The only place in England to have an exclamation mark after its name, this idyllic town isn’t number one on the list for nothing. The beach has to be one of the best in the entire British Isles and is definitely a major attraction, and the beach is popular with surfers and dog walkers. If you’re looking for the best accommodation, there are affordable luxury holiday cottages North Devon tourists can check out.
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2. Saunton Sands – A 40-minute drive from Westward Ho!, this sleepy stretch of beach is great if you really want to get away from it all. You can hire deckchairs and soak up the unique atmosphere, and a row of quaint tea shops offer local delicacies like scones and cakes. If you’d like to learn to surf, you can take lessons here, but the beach does get very busy in the high season, so be prepared to get there early if you plan on spending the day at Saunton Sands.

3. Woolacombe – Another treasure of North Devon, Woolacombe is a great place to base yourself during your holiday. The town has many amenities, and some of the best pub food in Devon, where you can sit with the locals and listen to stories of pirates and shipwrecks.
4. Hartland – A long drive down narrow roads leads you to Hartland, one of the nicest resorts in the area, with Hartland Abbey a must-visit site, along with Hartland Gardens, which are always well-tended and a great place to simply sit and immerse yourself in natural beauty.
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5. Sandymouth – Actually, this amazing place is just across the border in North Cornwall, but still well worth a visit. Cared for by The National Trust, this pristine stretch of beach will take your breath away, but take some warm clothing as the wind can be extremely strong, and you can sit outside the Sandymouth café and enjoy cream teas to die for!

The great thing about taking a holiday in North Devon is the amazing country cottages you can rent, which are best viewed by searching online, and with some great deals, going off-season is just attractive as in June or July, and there are fewer people.

Once you have booked your country cottage, you spend your days touring the breath-taking coastal roads, which have some really beautiful spots where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty that can only be found in North Devon. People are so smitten with this area, they come back year after year, and who could blame them?

What are your favourite places to visit in North Devon? Let me know in the comments below and after you are done why not check out my other travel-related posts?

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