9th June 2020

5 Summer Adventures

There is no better place to be than summer in North Devon, miles of golden sands with sun kissed sea glistening beside you. Watch as Exmoor ponies graze the green moorlands, enjoy quirky arcades and local shops in one of our many seaside towns or simply relax with a jug of refreshing Pimms as you watch the world go by. 

We’ve put together our top 5 summer adventures for you to enjoy on your next North Devon break. 


1. Beach Hopping

You are spoilt for choice when deciding what beach to explore in North Devon so why not make a day of it. Get your ticklist at the ready and explore the vast variety of beaches that we have to offer. From hidden coves to miles of golden sands there is a surprise around every corner. Something that doesn’t change is the glistening turquoise waters that lay in front of you, paddle in the shallow waters or brave a dip. 

2. Get lost in a tranquil garden

If switching the outside world off is what you’re after then visiting one of local gardens is a must. Step into another world and enjoy the beauty of nature. One of our favourites is RHS Rosemoor spreading over 65 acres it will transport you to a world of tranquility and peace. Find a picnic spot and make a day of it or try the cafe serving local produce from their very own gardens. 

3. Hockings Ice Cream 

If you haven’t heard about Hockings Ice Cream then you need to! Made in Appledore, and famous to any North Devon regular as the best ice cream in the world we pride ourselves on this delicious treat. Follow the trail of happy customers along most beaches and you will be sure to find a Hockings van. Enjoy and thank us later! 

4. Ahoy Sailor! 

Set sail and head out onto the turquoise ocean! 

As we pride ourselves on our beautiful coastlines there is ample choice when it comes to heading out onto the water. Whether it’s a surfing lesson, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing or just simply a dip in the sun kissed sea we know you won’t regret it! 

5. Lundy Island

Forget beach hopping, it's all about the island hopping. Discover North Devon’s hidden secret, Lundy island. Explore the mile long island and immerse yourself in the natural wildlife including seals and puffins. With only 27 residents on the island it is the ideal relaxing day trip.