North Devon Coast

Explore the North Devon and Exmoor Coastline

The North Devon and Exmoor coastline is stunning. It’s spectacular all year round and particularly suited to those looking to embrace the great outdoors – there’s plenty to see and do along the way. From sandy beaches at Combe Martin, the picturesque twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth located in the middle of the rugged Exmoor coastline, and the wonderful harbour at Ilfracombe, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Explore the towns and villages dotted along the Devon coastline, including:

Combe Martin:
Known for its sandy beaches and friendly atmosphere.

Lynton and Lynmouth:
Picturesque twin villages with a unique charm.

A wonderful harbour town with plenty to offer.

Just over the border in the most western edge of Somerset but the heart of Lorna Doone Country.

Home to a stunning 17th Century bridge and adjacent ford and known as the gateway to the famous Doone Valley,

Picturesque and peaceful village.

Along the way, take in some of our fantastic local food and drink, enjoy outdoor adventures, and take to the sea to try kayaking or paddle-boarding. Explore the moor on a safari. This route is perfect, as you are exploring the coast with so much to see along the way, taking in the breathtaking sights.  Get active and enjoy coastal walks in this beautiful part of the world. Pick up or continue your journey along the Devon stretch of the South West Coastal Path (SWCP) – a challenging but incredibly rewarding National Trail.

Take in Exmoor’s impressive, notable coastal elevations along its 59 km (37 mile) coastline. It has the highest coastline in England and Wales, with a heady 433m (1421ft) at Culbone Hill and the highest sea cliff, Great Hangman, at 1,044 feet (318m) high with a cliff face of 800 feet (244m).


Great places to explore

Things to do on the coast

Explore the local beaches

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