things to do in north devon

Summer is nearly upon us, so it’s time to get those summer activities planned and booked. For those of you who are coming to to North Devon we thought we’d compile a list of things to do in North Devon. Here are some of the top summer activities to help you make the most of your stay.

You can’t come to North Devon without trying surfing. By far the best beach to learn to surf on is Croyde Bay.  It offers the best waves in all conditions. Surfing Croyde Bay is the most progressive surf school in Croyde and we are located inside the Old Cream Shop on Hobbs Hill the main street in Croyde. We have been running lessons with fully qualified professionals for the last 17 years and we like to think we know the best way to have fun while teaching you all the fundamentals.

Coasteering is a high adrenaline mix of open water swimming, rock scrambling, caving and cliff jumping. It’s a relatively new activity which is sure to get your heart racing! Search through the secret nooks and caverns of the North Devon coastline or get your new Facebook profile picture as you launch through the air off a 10ft jump!

There are some amazing walks in North Devon and the coastal walks from Woolacombe and Morteho are both accessible and stunning. Visit Barricane Bay where during the summer there’s open air Sri Lankan dining.

The headland North of Croyde Bay is called Baggy Point. The National Trust carpark at the foot of Baggy Point is a great place to begin a circular walk and take in the beautiful coastal views. Take the short walk to Baggy Point and back, or extend your walk and head all the way to Putsborough Sands.

Stand-up paddle boarding or SUPing is the fastest growing sport in the world and it’s no surprise. Not only is SUPing a great way to catch the waves or explore the coastline, it’s also great fitness and can even incorporate water based yoga. There are some amazing places to explore in North Devon, our favourite is Lee Bay where several deserted beaches and caves are easily accessible.