North Devon’s Best Beaches
The 3 best beaches: Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. They each have miles of flat sand – you could walk a long way out to sea if it wasn’t for the crashing waves.
The narrower funnel of Croyde Bay is the most hardcore; beginners find the waves at the other two less demanding. Saunton has the best beach café and hotel, Woolacombe the best pubs and restaurants, Croyde the most dreadlocks and campervans.
Closer to home
The beaches above are located just 30-40 minutes drive from Highcliffe House. If you’re looking for a beach a little closer to home, there are a few but not as sandy as Woolacombe, Croyde or Saunton.
Check out these beaches, all within walking distance of Highcliffe House and great for paddling, swimming or just gazing out and listening to the crashing waves.
- Lynmouth Beach
- Wringcliffe Beach
- Lee Bay (Lee Abbey)
- Woody Bay