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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.
The golf club is situated on a coastal hill in Mortehoe creating the perfect vantage point for fantastic countryside and sea views. The golf course a challenging 18 tees of shortish play that will test your iron skills.
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.
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.
If you're looking for that extra buzz then check out the Sports Complex at Golden Coast Holiday Village in Woolacombe. Test your nerve, strength and balance or just chill out with your friends and family at the Beach Club, bar and grill.
Westward Ho!, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1HN, Tel: (9 miles, 15 km)
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.
Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com(5 miles, 8 km)
Walk Route: Circular - Moderate/Difficult
Moderate to difficult circular walk. While not especially long, the walk does include a couple of short sharp climbs so should not be approached too lightly. 5 miles (7kms)
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BT, Tel: 01271 870553, Email(0 miles, 0 km)
Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks, but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells.
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7EB, Tel: 01271 870553, Email(1 miles, 1 km)
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 restricted.
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.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9EQ, Tel: , www.visitcombemartin.co.uk(5 miles, 8 km)
Watermouth cove is a very secluded harbour creating an ecosystem for many rare marine species. Surrounded by rocks the bay is sheltered from wind and tidal forces. Many boats moor here for this reason.
Mortehoe's Deadly Coast Walk, EX34 7DT, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com(1 miles, 1 km)
Walk Route: Cirular - Moderate/Difficult
Mortehoe is a small hilltop village on Devon’s northernmost coast. Despite its proximity to the holiday settlement of Woolacombe it retains an old-world charm and a feeling of remoteness
Saunton, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LQ, Tel: , www.sauntonbeach.info(4 miles, 6 km)
Saunton Sands is a three mile long expanse of sandy beach popular with surfers and ideal for families.
Baggy Point, EX2 5WT, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com(3 miles, 5 km)
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)
Appledore & Northam Burrows, EX39 1QS, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com(8 miles, 13 km)
Walk Route: Cirular - Moderate
North of Bideford a peninsula of land juts out between the sea and the estuary of the River Torridge. Being something of a cul-de-sac, the area has a real character of its own.
Westward Ho!, North Devon, EX39 1LQ, Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com(9 miles, 15 km)
Walk Route: Coastal Walk - Easy
The path starts at the car park at the western end of Westward Ho!, and heads westwards along an old railway line.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9DT, Tel: (4 miles, 7 km)
This ancient cove was a popular bay for smugglers. High sided cliffs drop down to a small rocky bay with shingle and sand. This bay is sheltered and peaceful.