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Harbour/Port

Clovelly harbour viewed from Hobby Drive

Clovelly harbour viewed from Hobby Drive

Clovelly harbour viewed from Hobby Drive
Clovelly Court Gardens

Clovelly Court Gardens

Clovelly Court Gardens
Clovelly Village

Clovelly Village

Clovelly: Historic, fishing village

Address

Clovelly,
North Devon,
EX39 5TA

Events at this Venue

Details

Step back in time at the picturesque 14th Century harbour at Clovelly.

The drystone quay was started in the 13th Century, extended in the 16th Century and lengthened again in 1826. The four cannon barrels used as bollards on the quay are said to come from Spanish ships from the Armada.

In the past centuries, this coastline was rife with smuggling, wrecking and piracy and was notorious for shipwrecks.

Since 1870, Clovelly has had its own lifeboat to help protect those in peril on the sea. The bay is sheltered from westerly winds and even today ships will wait in Clovelly Roads for storms to pass.

The first houses were built alongside the quay of which the oldest is Crazy Kate's Cottage, built in the 15th Century. Clovelly was once a bustling fishing port, famed for its winter herring and summer mackerel. When fishing was good, 9,000 herring could be landed at one time! It is reported that 400 donkey loads were carried up the hill in one day. Although fishing has declined, it is still a part of village life and fresh catches can be sampled in the village restaurants. There is usually plenty of sweet Clovelly lobsters and crabs available during the Summer months.

On the other side of the harbour, there is an old limekiln once used for turning limestone into lime to spread on the fields and reduce soil acidity.

For details of everything from fishing trips to diving with seals, please ask at the Visitor Centre or the New Inn Hotel or Red Lion Hotel.

For further details see www.clovelly.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsHelicopter landing

two museums, A/V film showing the history of the village, craft workshops, Clovelly Court Gardens, two pretty inns offering snacks, cream teas, lunch and dinner. Partial access for wheelchair users

Opening details

Open all year, except for Christmas day.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 310251  Lat: 51.00092 Long: -4.40964

Clovelly is just off the A39, 10 miles west of Bideford. Exit the M5 at J27

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Barnstaple station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

two museums, A/V film showing the history of the village, craft workshops, Clovelly Court Gardens, two pretty inns offering snacks, cream teas, lunch and dinner. Partial access for wheelchair users

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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