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Browsing leisure activities within 10 miles of Elsley
Unit 4 Barnstaple Trade Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8RY, (9 miles, 15kms), Tel: 01271 328328, Email
North Devon's largest indoor playcentre, Open every day of the year for parties, playtime, fun and food.
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.
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.
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
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!
Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0DN, (0.1 miles, 0.1kms)
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.
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9EQ, (4 miles, 6kms), 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.
Baggy Point, EX2 5WT, (10 miles, 16kms), 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)
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.
Lynton, North Devon, EX31 4QX, (6 miles, 10kms), www.lynton-lynmouth-tourism.co.uk
As it's name may suggest Woody Bay lies below ancient woodland. This secluded beach requires a steep walk of approximately 500 metres, to reveal a rocky, pebbled beach with some shingle.
Picturesque harbour set in an area known as 'The little Switzerland of England'. Lynmouth opens to a pebbled beach with abrupt scenery. Surrounded by beautiful National Park this beach is frequented more often by walkers than sun bathers.
Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, North Devon, EX35 6HS, (9 miles, 14kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
A classic easy walk along a relatively level section of high cliffs between Lynton and the spectacular Valley of Rocks.
Walk Route: Circular
Combe Martin, EX34 0DH, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms), 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
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.
Mortehoe's Deadly Coast Walk, EX34 7DT, (8 miles, 12kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
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
Walk Route: Cirular - Moderate/Difficult
Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01392 360050, www.southwestcoastpath.com
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)
Walk Route: Circular - Moderate/Difficult
Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BT, (8 miles, 12kms), 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.
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.