It's only a few minutes walk from the site entrance to the beaches, pubs, and shops of Combe Martin, and you'll find some amazing rock pools and caves at low tide, and many lovely walks through the village as well as the South West Coast Path which passes through.
Then further afield there is a wealth of lovely places to visit - there are unique gardens and places of historical interest, stunning coastline with golden beaches and pebbly coves, family fun and attractions, and beautiful, diverse landscapes with quaint villages and traditional market towns.
Check out the list below...
Kayaking with Surfside
Explore the bay of Combe Martin and create your own adventure with Surfside Kayak & SUP Hire. The kayaks are launched straight from the beach with friendly staff on hand ready to help you set off and discover this stunning coastline. It's a great experience for all the family and Surfside is the fun and friendly place to go kayaking. For those who would prefer to go on an organised trip then they also offer excellent fully escorted kayak tours throughout the season including fishing trips and sunset tours.
Built in 1825 this Victorian castle was restored in 1977 to become one of Devon's premier tourist attractions. It boasts an enchanting mix of children's rides and activities and is especially well suited to the younger toddlers and children and you'll find some nostalgic blasts from the past thrown in for good measure!
This special all weather, educational attraction provides a fascinating insight into the watery world of North Devon. The aquarium houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits provide visitors with a unique zoned journey experience starting from the source of an Exmoor River all the way down the stream to lfracombe Harbour, then expanding out to Lundy Island and its marine reserve. The aquarium also has a funky fish gift shop and cafe.
Arlington Court is an intriguing regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, all set in a picturesque garden. There are family activities within the house and stunning walks for all the family around the estate as well as a cafe and NT shop. Arlington Court also offer a variety of different events throughout the year.
Quince Honey Farm
The family-run working honey farm has been producing quality honey since 1949 and has over 1000 hives deep in the North Devon countryside. Visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! The interesting displays and exhibits will teach you fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. There is an indoor and outdoor play area, along with a cafe and a honey farm shop.
RHS Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty expressing the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, as you stroll around the 65 acre grounds. If you are looking for a relaxing, inspirational day out there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again. There are regular workshops, a restaurant on site and full disabled access.