Things to do
Have an adventure exploring the stunning coastline around Watermouth Cove with Active Escape
Walk some of the coastal paths
Cycling on the Tarka Trail to Barnstaple, Fremington, Instow and Bideford
Go horse riding at Roylands Riding Stables
For train enthusiasts the charming steam train at Woody Bay Station is set in beautiful countryside and has a tea shop
When its raining and you need to entertain little ones Braunton has Quay Indoor Soft Play and Paint a Pot. A little further afield are The Big Sheep, Air Extreme Trampoline Park, Quince Honey Farm , Barnstaple’s Escape Room. Exeter is a bit of a drive but has the excellent Quay Climbing Centre and is a lovely city to explore
Take a boat to Lundy Island from Ilfracombe or Bideford
Croyde has The Blue Groove for great breakfast, lunch and dinners, The Stores for breakfast and lunch and three pubs The Thatch, The Manor and Billy Budds. The best ice cream in Croyde can be found at the Old Cream Shop. In the summer Stoned has a pop up pizza oven outside The Stores and there are various other food trucks serving from Down End car park on the way out of Croyde going to Saunton.
Braunton is home to the award winning Squires Fish and Chip Shop which has eat in and take away options. The Corner Bistro is always popular and serves great French food. The are a number of good cafes including Wild Thyme, The Riverside, At One.
Woolacombe has a good selection of cafes and for those looking for a special experience Noel Corston offers a delicious seasonal tasting menu. The Porthole on Marine Drive has great coffee and cake and lovely lunches.
Barricane Beach Cafe for Sri Lankan curry when the weather is good is a treat not to be missed. Take a rug and you own drinks.
Ilfracombe has sadly lost Damien Hirst’s restaurant the Quay but his statue Verity is still worth a visit and Thomas Carr has his Michelin star restaurant The Olive Room in Fore Street.
Broomhill Art Hotel serves a great cream after exploring the Sculpture Garden and there are lunches and dinners for those looking for something a bit special
If you are visiting Clovelly or Hartland Point we can highly recommend a meal at The Farmer’s Arms at Woolsery.
Book a blissful massage with Makai Massage with Chloe
Treat your feet to a heavenly Reflexology with Lisa
Choose from a range of holistic therapies at Hands On in Braunton
Pure Skin and Beauty in Braunton offer a wide range of pampering beauty treatments
Try cold water swimming at one of the beaches, walk barefoot on the sand, watch the sunset across the sea all for free!