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Spectacular wildlife and coastal cruises aboard one of the most technologically advanced passenger vessels in the UK. Frequent sights of seals, porpoises and dolphins. Come and enjoy one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England!
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
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.
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.
Combe Martin, EX34 0DH, (8 miles, 12kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
Moderate circulare walk. Green lanes, farm tracks, public footpaths, country lanes. Going fairly even underfoot. 4 miles (6kms)
Walk Route: Circular - Moderate
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7EB, (0.5 miles, 0.9kms), 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.
Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0DN, (8 miles, 12kms)
Access to Wild Pear Beach requires a testing walk of approximately 2kms with steep gradients. Mostly sand and shingle with rocks and caves at the foot of the cliffs.
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.
Appledore & Northam Burrows, EX39 1QS, (8 miles, 13kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
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.
Walk Route: Cirular - Moderate
Lee Bay Coastal Heathlands, EX34 8LR, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
This rewarding walk combines some of the best of the South West Coast Path in North Devon with woodland and windswept farmland surrounding ancient farms.
Walk Route: Circular
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9DT, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
Woolacombe, Nr Braunton, North Devon, EX34 7DL, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
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.
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.
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BT, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms), Tel: 01271 870553, Email
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.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9EQ, (5 miles, 8kms), www.visitcombemartin.co.uk
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.
Instow Beach is a long beach on an estuary very popular for fishing and sailing as well as other beach activities. It is a sandy beach, backed by low dunes, at the mouth of the rivers Taw and Torridge.
Westward Ho!, Nr Bideford, North Devon, EX39 1HN, (9 miles, 14kms)
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.
Westward Ho!, North Devon, EX39 1LQ, (9 miles, 15kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
The path starts at the car park at the western end of Westward Ho!, and heads westwards along an old railway line.
Walk Route: Coastal Walk - Easy
Combe Martin is a superb family beach, a favourite of many locals, understandably as it is located within the Heritage Coast and in an area of outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts some of the finest scenery.