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Browsing leisure activities within 10 miles of Mariners Cottage
Learn to surf with UK's premier surf schools at Croyde and Saunton. British Surfing Assn. Level 4 Centre. Surfing GB 'Centre of Excellence.' Established in 1996. Open every day from Mid March to end October. Courses from £28 per person
Unit 4 Barnstaple Trade Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8RY, (7 miles, 12kms), Tel: 01271 328328, Email
North Devon's largest indoor playcentre, Open every day of the year for parties, playtime, fun and food.
Come and join us for the paintball session of your life!! Eight woodland playing areas Paintball Village games arena Paintball Temple games arena New semi-automatic 'inferno guns' Full face safety goggles
Enjoy the ultimate day out at Southdown Adventure. Experience the thrills of Quad Biking on our three fabulous tracks. Also zorbing, clay shooting, archery and air rifle shooting in the beautiful North Devon countryside.
Tarka Pottery is North Devon's most exciting and inspiring clay experience studio. Located in beautiful countryside with stunning views, you can paint or potter to your heart's content.
The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities available throughout North Devon. The recently opened Ultimate Assault adds to the list of exhilarating experiences made possible.
Treasure Trails are the quirky, fun & informative way to help you explore some of Devon’s hidden treats! Solve a Murder Mystery; Follow a Treasure Hunt; Carry out a Spy Mission! Fun Daycation for all the family!
Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! can rightly claim to be the cradle of English Golf. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest golf course in the country and is regarded as the St Andrews of England.
Waves, in Woolacombe, is a 'paint it yourself' ceramic studio and cafe with a wide selection of pottery to decorate. It's easy for anyone from young children to grown-ups to create their own masterpiece.
Bucks Mills, North Devon, EX39 5DY, (8 miles, 13kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
Step back in time at Bucks Mills and take in the rich history of trade and settlement along this stunning coastal stretch, which includes National Trust land.
Walk Route: Circular - Moderate
Nr Clovelly, North Devon, EX35 7TY, (6 miles, 10kms), Tel: 01237 477676, Email
Bucks Mills is a pleasant, picturesque and quiet retreat, even at the busiest times of the year. The beach is situated in a rocky secluded cove at the bottom end of the ancient fishing village.
The long sweeping sands of Putsborough are renowned for their cleanliness and beauty. It is very popular with families as it offers vast golden sands as well as plenty of rock pools to explore, ideal for children.
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7EB, (8 miles, 14kms), Tel: 01271 870553, Email
Combesgate is a lovely secluded beach, located at the far right-end side of Woolacombe with some attractive rock pools ideal for children. Beware the beach is only accessible between low and mid-tide. Dog access restrictecd.
Woolacombe, Nr Braunton, North Devon, EX34 7DL, (8 miles, 13kms)
Woolacombe Beach is one of the finest beaches in the West Country with numerous awards. It's a big favourite for families and surfers, attracting thousands of people each summer.
Baggy Point, EX2 5WT, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
The walk starts from the attractive village of Croyde in North Devon. Although best known as a surfing venue it is also ideally placed to access some superb coastal scenery. Grade: Moderate Distance: 6miles (9km)
Westward Ho!, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1HN, (2 miles, 3kms)
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. It offers vast expanses of golden sands, which makes it ideal for fun family bathing.
Saunton, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LQ, (4 miles, 7kms), www.sauntonbeach.info/
Saunton Sands is a three mile long expanse of sandy beach popular with surfers and ideal for families.
The stepped beach and the rocks it possesses make Croyde one of the best surfing in Europe suitable only for experts. It is a world famous sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and situated in a small bay on the North Devon Coast.