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...
Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
Set in over 28 acres the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is an independent family-run business offering a unique experience, surrounded by natural beauty, incredible animals, dinosaurs and lots of fun and enjoyment. The team at the park has a genuine passion for encouraging respect for the natural world. As well as lions, wolves, sea lions, primates, meerkats, penguins and more, it is also well known for the life sized animatronic dinosaurs!
Combe Martin Museum
Visit this unique local history museum which tells the story of Combe Martin. You can discover the social, trade & industry and maritime history of this traditional village. The team also organise a variety of informative and fun events including the Seashore Safaris in the summer children's activities plus regular coffee mornings. All the information is Makaton friendly (symbol language) and accessible to those with a visual impairment through the use of the 'Talking Pen' as well as being accessible to wheelchair users.
Marwood Hill Garden
This magical 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple. Created by Dr Jimmy Smart in the late 1950's the gardens are a wonderful haven in which to relax and enjoy the impressive collections of plants, shrubs and trees and experience the views and peaceful atmosphere. There's a plant sales area and a little tea shop too.
Exmoor Zoo is the ideal family day out, with hands-on activities running throughout the day such as holding a bird eating spider to feeding wallabies. You'll find a wide range of animals including the beautiful black leopard, puma, cheetah, wolves and monkeys to name a few! There is also a children's play are, cafe and undercover picnic area. Disabled access consists of wheelchair provision and and scooter hire.
The Big Sheep
The Big Sheep is one of North Devon’s all-weather family attractions and will give you ad your family a fun and fabulous day out. This theme park is suitable for all ages of family fun and is perfect for rainy days out! With an indoor all weather play area, a rollercoaster and a whole load of sheep-orientated activities as well as a shop and cafe there's plenty to keep you all occupied for a day.
Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, a granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America. MS Oldenburg is your vessel that takes you across the water from Ilfracombe to the island - it takes less than 2 hours, and you can spend the day exploring and spotting the unique wildlife around the island.