The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A 17th century village pub offering freshly cooked food served in either the fireside bar or conservatory. Food is sourced locally including pork from rare breed Engish pigs and free range chickens who provide eggs for both the kitchen and for guests to buy.
At the southern end of Woolacombe Sands, Putsborough Sands is part of a huge 3 mile stretch. Sheltered by Baggy Point headland and backed by rolling countryside, this picturesque beach is surrounded by attractive scenery. More out of the way than its neighbours, Putsborough Sands is fairly quiet and you will often see surfers trying to catch their "best wave". A car park is nearby and facilities are available. A seasonal dog ban is in place.
Large beach, dog friendly
Large sandy beach which is dog friendly. Good for surfing. A nice walk along the beach to Woolacombe but note that on Woolacombe dogs will need to be put in lead.
This beach is at the far end of Woolacombe Sands, and is accessed through Georgeham, following the signs from there. It is ideal for families with small children as there are rock pools and safe swimming. There is a car park, loos and a snack bar.
- A and P Stafford
This walk is a short stroll of just over a mile from Georgeham to Putsborough. The route takes you through farmland and grassy pastures with several gates. Check out the southwestcoastpath.org.uk website for other lovely walks in the area.
Lots of old world Devon charm to be found here - Croyde is a tangle of narrow, twisty lanes and pretty cottages. The main attraction is, of course, the beach – a perfect v-shaped notch in the towering cliffs with fine, yellow sand. Croyde is a mecca for surfers due to the consistent waves that roll onto the shore, but even if you don’t fancy a dip yourself, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the location, from horse riding on the sand, walking the coast path or hiring a bike and setting off to explore the north Devon coast.
Lovely walk round Baggy Point (2.5 miles - 1.5 hours) - wild flowers and birds. Super cafe next to NT car park - excellent food and service. Georgeham village nearby has a lovely church and convenient parking.
The beating heart of Georgeham, this pub offers both locals and visitors alike fresh quality food, a specials board and large selection of drinks. There's seating both inside and out so you can choose where you dine depending on the weather.
Lovely local pub, delicious food, it is best to book table as very popular
A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.
You need to feel hungry before you call in here.
Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.
We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.
The cream teas really are to die for!
A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho
What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.
WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!
You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!
Classic pub food created with excellent ingredients and served with real attention to detail.
Best Food of Our Whole Holiday
We happened on the Williams Arms while searching for a bite to eat one evening and although they were booked out, the very helpful and friendly staff juggled things around and made room for us (my Wife, Son and I).
The location itself is fantastic with the inn being thatched and heralding from the 16th century and although I wasn't expecting the moon on a stick, I came very close to getting it!
The food was superb from the gorgeous soups and starters, to the mains menu and my personal favourite, the carvery. Even the deserts were great and the bannofee pie is to die for.
Can't speak highly enough about this place and the staff but needless to say we made a few more visits after our first and never looked back.
At a glance, Woolacombe appears to have been somewhat swamped by modern holiday facilities, with rows of hotels, shops and cafes. Once on the beach, however, extensive dunes shield the development and leave you to enjoy three miles of flat, wide sand. Even on the busiest days, if you’re happy to take a stroll along the beach, you’ll find a quiet spot.
Great for surf
A huge expanse of sand at low tide and from the beach you cannot see the buildings behind. Good surf but not as clear water as further west.
Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.
Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.
Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel
The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.
Beautiful, sleepy Instow
Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.
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