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Lynmouth - This area is "England's Switzerland" where wooded cliffs sweep down to the harbour and Exmoor's streams reach the coast. Lynmouth itself is a picturesque harbourside village whilst Lynton has magnificent coastal views - both villages have a host of giftshops and tea rooms for visitors to explore. A unique water operated cliff railway links Lynton to its sister village of Lynmouth, 900ft below. A spectacular coastal walk takes visitors to the Valley of the Rocks, whilst an inland riverside trail leads to the National Trust beauty spot at Watersmeet.
The population projections at the Devon and District Council level are based on the Registrar General's Mid Year Estimates and are largely consistent with the Devon County Council Structure Plan projections. Fertility and mortality rates are national rates calibrated to local data.
Parish population estimates are based on dwelling completions data provided by the respective District Councils. Parish projections are based on expected dwelling completions derived from Land Availability data, provided by the District Councils, and from past building rates. All parish data is aggregated and rounded to the respective District totals as provided by the Registrar General or projections of those figures as outlined above.
The north Devon coastline is blessed with many fine beaches to suit all tastes. There are long sweeping sandy bays of golden sand, enclosed by rocky headlands and backed by extensive sand dunes. The Atlantic rollers find favour with serious surfers and aspiring 'boogie' boarders alike. Children take delight in sand castle building and splashing about in paddling pools of their own creation.
Resort beaches offer many of the traditional seaside amusements and facilities, whilst smaller rocky coves nestling at the bottom of wooded valleys provide hours of exploration, or the ideal place for quiet reflection. Visitors to the picturesque villages can treat themselves to delicious cream teas and satisfying pub lunches as a reward after some lovely coastal walks. The table below gives basic details about many of the main beaches in north Devon, with links to pages with further information about many of the coastal towns and villages where they are situated.
North Devon Coast map North Devon’s coastline is well known for its outstanding landscape, wildlife value and popularity with visitors. But more than that, the undeveloped coastline has been recognised as being either nationally or internationally important; much of it has been designated either Heritage Coast, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a Local Nature Reserve. Devon is full of places to see and things to do. Select a town or village to find out more. There are also plenty of attractions to keep you entertained, from castles and caves to waterfalls and zoos.
Croyde Bay - The beautiful countryside and stunning coastline make Croyde Bay a destination for those who enjoy the tranquillity of a natural seaside resort. The extensive beaches are ideal for surfing whilst there are lovely walks along the rocky headland of Baggy Point, owned by the National Trust. The village nestles in a sheltered combe, with quaint thatched cottages and a stream that follows the main street presenting picture postcard views. Market: Tuesday - Open Air (high season). Croyde Bay has won a European Blue flag, as well as the 1998 Tidy Britain Group Seaside Award. Ruda Holiday Park, which owns the beach, has been voted best holiday park in the West County by the West Country Tourist Board in the England for Excellence Awards 1998 and goes through to represent the region in the national finals. Spectacular viewing point on the National Trust's coastline between Lee and Woolacombe. Unique display of world gemstones and crystals in their rough and polished state. Local and tropical shells. Jewellery from our craft workshop.
Combe Martin - On the western fringe of Exmoor, this small resort situated at the head of a beautiful sheltered valley is a perfect destination for a family holiday with its own sandy cove and large stretches of sand at low tide. This is also a great place for walking and riding with numerous footpaths and bridleways leading off from the village. The village itself has reputedly the longest street in the country as well as the unique "Pack O'Cards" pub with 4 floors, each with 13 doors and a total of 52 windows! Half Day Closing: Wednesday.
Watermouth Castle is owned and managed by a family providing a host of fun and entertainment for your family. Within the Castle there are five themes of entertainment. The Castle, Edwardian history you can touch, see and hear. Merrygoland, rides and games in a tranquil setting. Gnomeland a village full of little people.
The Choice is wide and varied, from cottages to caves and castles, fantastic fun parks to friendly farms, stately homes to living history. Many of the attractions are open throughout the year - in Devon, the mildness of the climate is only matched by the warmth of the welcome you will receive.