List of beaches in north Devon
Sandy or pebble beaches in north Devon
North Devon has a wonderful coastline, it's worth just going for a drive for the views. You will pass by sandy coves, dramatic cliffs, small villages, hedgerows teeming with wild flowers and birds.
There is a good number of blue flag beaches in both north and south Devon should you wish to go for a day trip.
A list beaches in north Devon
Blue flag beaches are recognised for the quality of the bathing water and cleanliness. It also means that dogs are generally banned or restricted. There is a number of blue flag beaches in Devon.
North Devon coast :
Croyde - wide and deep sandy bay, perfect for all beach activities plus surfing. The village of Croyde has charming thatched houses and a thatched pub as well as several surf schools and shops. A regular stream of surfers plays on Croyde and other north Devon beaches.
Ilfracombe - sandy beaches and picturesque fishing harbour, stunning cliffs with superb coastal views
Lynmouth - cliff walks with great views, harbour. On the edge of Exmoor.
Westward Ho! - a great name for a 2 mile length of sandy beach and rock pools in north Devon close to the Tarka Trail and South West Coastal Path. The beach is backed by Pebble Ridge and a country park and golf course.
Woolacombe - gentle shelving sandy beach backed by rolling hills down to the sea. Good for surfing.