Explore North Devon
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This list is by no means extensive, however we hope it provides an idea of the range of attractions and activities that are available in the area.
One of the best reasons to visit North Devon at any time of the year are the fabulous beaches.
Saunton Sands is the nearest beach to Barns Cottage and is a 10 minute drive from the house.
It is a huge 3 mile long sandy beach backed by Braunton Burrows which is one of the UK’s largest sand dune systems. Saunton is perfect for learning to surf and is known as the best long board beach in the country due to its slow wave walls. It is an excellent place to enjoy family beach acitivites and is also a fabulous kite surf destination.
There is a surf hire shop there, a surfing school, a beach shop and a cafeteria with elevated outside decking.
Another 5 minutes along the coast takes you to Croyde Bay which is one of the UK’s premier surfing beaches, where the waves are a little more powerful than those at Saunton. Croyde also has a beautiful, unspoilt old world village and a laid back beach vibe.