The North Devon Coast: something for all

visiting the coastline of north Devon

North Devon Coast

We thought it was about time we dedicated a posting to this subject in its own right. The North Devon coast.

The area which covers the North Devon coast runs for nearly 40 miles. It provides a home for much wildlife as well as having stunning and spectacular scenery with great views.

One of the main features of the coastline of Exmoor is the degree of shelter which is provided. This, in turn, allows for sections of “coastal woods” to develop and in fact, Exmoor has the largest stretch of it in the country. The shelter also provides another factor –a degree of ‘remoteness.’ This means that much of the area is completely natural and unspoilt.

Exmoor

Exmoor has the tallest point of coastline in England (around 1,500 ft,) along with the highest cliff (located at the appropriate “Great Hangman”) which stands at around 800ft.

Visiting the North Devon Coast

 

 

 

 

Above: Showing what is great about Great Hangman!

From: https://www.flickr.com/photos/xlibber/7338282120/

Beyond the reasons we have already mentioned, what are the other attracting factors to the Exmoor coastline? Well the answer is plenty, and these include:

* Experiencing some of the highest tides and biggest waves in Europe. Be fascinated by the power of the sea.

* Exploring the famous South West Coast Path which goes to the very heart of this topic.

* Taking a trip on the pure water powered Victorian railway.

* Numerous coves and hidden beaches are true wonders and gems of the landscape.

Due to the explained shelter and remoteness of the location, a lot of the places and features of the coastline can be quite difficult to access. If you are experienced at such things then this should be a good challenge for you, while boats and boat trips are available if you’d rather play it safe.

Not limited by Season

The thing with visiting the north Devon coastline is you are not limited by season. You can visit anytime and still be in store for a fantastic experience. During Summer, the sun basks down on the area making it one of the most attractive and tranquil places you could ever want to be. In winter or during a storm the scene changes to one of mood and bleakness. It can quickly show why we should never take the land we live on for granted!

Come and stay with us and share your memories and experiences. We guarantee you will have plenty!

While you’re here, take a look at our attractions page and find more inspiration for your visit.