Taking stock in North Devon

Traditionally viewed as one of the best places to enjoy surfing in England. The dramatic North Devon coastline has a lot to offer visitors to this part of the world.

After last week’s review of Mellion in Cornwall, it seemed a good time to visit Devon and offering something so different but within easy reach was the North Devon coastline. Staying in the market towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, I explored the coastline for a number of days and found a delightful amount of things to tell all you readers.

Firstly, as I’ve said earlier, anyone interested in surfing and heading to England will be sure to want to get to grips with this part of the world. The beaches at Saunton and Croyde can offer opportunities to enjoy some of the finest conditions around on a good day, while Westward Ho!, & Puttsborough can also have great waves in the right conditions.

However, it’s not just surfing that makes the coast in this part of the world special. Head over towards Lynton and Lynmouth, a delightful collection of two villages, one at the top of the hill and one at the bottom to find what can quite literally be described as the most beautiful views. Head to the ‘Valley of the Rocks’ in Lynton to quite literally have your breath taken from you. Amazing.