Combe Martin

Combe Martin

Combe Martin lies on the western edge of Exmoor

Combe Martin Bay has a shingle and sand beach when the tide is high, but at low tide there is a lovely sandy beach with lots of rockpools to investigate. The sheltered bay is popular for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. You can hire kayaks and stand-up paddle boards in the village to paddle around the sheltered bay with a chance of meeting our friendly dolphins.

The village is said to have the longest High Street in England which follows the centre of the long valley. The main shopping area is near the beach with a collection of independent shops. Further up the long street is the Pack of Cards pub, built after winning a bet on cards, with its unique design.

The South West Coast Path passes through the village offering spectacular walking. Leaving the village towards Lynmouth gives you one of the highest climbs on the whole coast path, up to Little Hangman and then on to Great Hangman, both rewarding you with marvellous views. In the other direction, towards Ilfracombe the path is a little more gentle taking you to the sheltered Watermouth Cove and the Watermouth Castle attraction.

Top Highlights

  • Centre for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Safe beach often with dolphins
  • Great Hangman
  • South West Coast Path
  • Watermouth Cove and Castle


Local Events

  • Hunting the Earl of Rone - May bank Holiday
  • Strawberry Fayre - June
  • Combe Martin Carnival - August


Tourist Information

Combe Martin Museum and Tourist Information Point

Cross Street

Combe Martin EX34 0DH

Telephone:  01271 889031

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