Best beaches in north Devon
A pleasent small town with a harbour on the banks of the river Torridge. Beyond the harbour wall is a sandy beach which stretches some distance north ( dog friendly all year round ) postal code EX39 4JH
Not only is this the one place in Britain with an exclamation mark tacked onto its name, but Westward Ho! also has the unusual distinction of being named after the title of a book. Borrowed from a best-selling 1855 novel by Charles Kingsley, the name was coined as part of a bid to promote this Atlantic-coast backwater as a popular seaside resort.
Westward Ho! Is a small seaside town with a huge sandy beach. This beach extends 2 miles north of the town. There are areas of rock and pebbles at the southern end of the beach. (Dogs are banned from 1 st May – 30 th September ) post code EX39 1LL
A pleasent small town with a harbour on the banks of the river Torridge. Beyond the harbour wall is a sandy beach which stretches some distance north ( dog friendly all year round ) postal code EX39
Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful unspoilt north Devon. Hartland Quay is a small pebble and rock beach with some areas of sand. The Heritage Coast near to the border with Cornwall. It is known for the spectacular scenery and the imposing cliffs that tower over the beach. The rocks that from these cliffs are not only dramatic but of considerable geological interest with their jagged shapes and layered forms. (Dogs banned all year round) post code EX39 6DT
A picturesque and quiet resort all year round. The beach is situated in a rocky secluded cove
At the bottom of the ancient fishing village. ( dog friendly all year round)
You could also travel a few minutes down the road into Cornwall and find Bude beaches.
Bude is Cornwall’s most northern town and a popular resort. Widemouth Bay is a long sandy beach, looking out towards Lundy Island. Surfers tend to prefer the less popular beach of Crackington Haven. Back along the coombe here can be found the old church of St Gennys, which affords a wonderful coastal panorama from its churchyard. The coastal scenery surrounding the beaches in the Bude area is quite stunning. There is plenty of interesting bird life for the dedicated twitcher and many lovely walks along the cliff tops. Along the coast is Sandy Mouth, an ideal family spot with lovely sands and plenty of rock pools. A little further towards Devon is Morwenstow, south of Henna Cliff. The cliff is a sheer drop down to the sea, the highest in Cornwall, and gives spectacular views across to South Wale.
We visited Summerleaze beach which included a free tidal pool. At low tide the sand extends north to crooklets beach. There are shops cafes and a great coastal walk, with views over the ocean below. (Dogs allowed all year round)