Do you remember that A to Z of North Devon blog we did earlier this summer?
Since then we’ve realised that one trip through the alphabet is just not enough to completely sum up North Devon – so we’ve gone through it again, this time with beaches in mind. Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly introduce you to the A – Z of North Devon beaches….
A – Accommodation
Because you need accommodation between visits to the beach.
B – Barricane Beach
Delicious Sri Lankan curries await at Barricane Beach.
C – Croyde, Combe Martin and Combesgate
D – Dog-friendly
Because dogs deserve time on the beach too. See where and when they can visit here.
E – Estuaries
There wouldn’t be the stunning North Devon coastline without the estuaries and natural harbours. Like Watermouth Bay for instance.
F – Family Fun
Family time is the best time, and what else is better than spending time with family on a beach?
G – Golden Sands
Golden Sands and clear waters stretching for as far as the eye can see – our idea of heaven!
H – Hele
A hidden gem of Ilfracombe, the locals love this beach and it’s great for rockpooling too!
I – Instow
While Instow is popular with dog walkers, it’s also a great place to bring a picnic and forget the world.
J – Jellyfish
To highlight how full of life North Devon is, jellyfish, seals, puffins and dolphins are all local to Lundy Island or its waters.
K – Kayaking
Maybe you’ll find all the animals mentioned above if you head out on a kayak?
L – Lee Bay and Lynmouth
M – Memories and Magical sunsets
It sounds like a Disney film, but for creating memories and capturing magical sunsets on camera, it’s got to be from a North Devon beach.
N – Northam
Dunes, sand, sea, wildlife, views, natural beauty, what’s not to love?!
O – Outdoor Adventure
We mentioned kayaking but of course you can surf, paddleboard, dive, and swim in the sea – alongside horse riding and flying kites on the sand.
P – Putsborough Sands
If you haven’t heard of Putsborough by now, where have you been?
Q – Quiet time
Because we all need time to unwind, especially on holiday.
R – Rockham (Mortehoe)
A hidden treasure near the village of Mortehoe. You’ll have to find this one, but it’s worth it.
S – Saunton Sands
The classic beach – we all know about Saunton, right?
T – Tunnels
With a natural pool, generations of families have enjoyed visiting the Tunnels in Ilfracombe.
U – Unbelievable views
We can’t describe them, they need to be seen to be believed.
V – Villages
W – Woolacombe and Westward Ho!
X – eXcellent surf
Yes, we cheated a little – but have you experienced the North Devon waves. We are world famous for surfing after all.
Y – Yachts
If you have a yacht or a boat then you’ll want to sail over to North Devon, we have plenty of beaches and harbours to come ashore.
Z – “Zzzzzz” in the sun
Don’t forget to turn every 30 minutes and use plenty of sun cream as you snooze on a North Devon beach.