Bikes, Boats and Boots – The best ways to discover North Devon
For anyone that has been to the North Devon coast before I’m sure you’ll agree that this is one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines in the South West. The ever-changing scenery is punctuated with rugged cliffs, secret sandy coves and wide expanses of golden sands.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this North Devon section of the South West Coast Path covers 66 sq miles of protected coastline. It is home to a varied display of wildlife, insects and birds that change each season. This is definitely a place to bring your camera as the scenery and nature pose for breathtaking shots you’ll definitely not want to miss.
Bikes – Cycling in North Devon
One of the best ways to see North Devon is by grabbing a bike and taking to the Tarka Trail, 32 miles of off-road cycle path that follows the journey Tarka the Otter took in the book by Henry Williamson. The Tarka Trail forms part of the Devon ‘Coast to Coast’ cycle route and starts in Ilfracombe and finishes in Plymouth taking in many stunning sites along the way.
If you don’t have your own bike there plenty of places where you can hire a bike for the day (or more!) for a reasonable price. This is a great way to see North Devon with the family as it’s easy cycling and traffic-free.
Boats – Sea Safari in North Devon
There is nothing more exhilarating than whooshing around the coast on a sea safari in search of sea life such as seals, dolphins, porpoise or even whales! The Rib Sea Safari is based in Ilfracombe and provides 1-4 hour trips around the North Devon Coastline and Lundy Island.
Boots – Walking in North Devon
Donning your walking boots and taking to the coast path is a relaxing and peaceful way to taking in this spectacular coastline. From walking high on the cliff tops to rock-pooling on the beaches, the gentle pace allows for you to really take it all in. Between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe you will find treasures of the geological kind as you can forage for fossils and other rocks that hold stories and secrets of the past.
If you would like to book a break and take this in for yourself, simply call 01271 862 446 or check availability and book here