Things To Do

The local area is most famous for it’s nature and beaches but there are far more options available to you all year round to enjoy whatever the weather. We have provided some links and ideas below of a few of the most loved attractions and must visits as well as the essentials like local supermarkets. 

Days Out

The Big Sheep
North Devon’s most popular family attraction
  Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP – 0.7 miles / 2 min drive

The Milky Way Adventure Park
Award-winning adventure park and the biggest all weather, family attraction
  Bideford EX39 5RY – 6.9 miles / 10 min drive

North Devon Wake Park
Watersports facility offering: Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Ringo rides, Aquapark sessions and Paddleboarding
  Bideford EX39 5RY – 6.9 miles / 10 min drive

The Ultimate Adventure Centre
“Ultimate” days out in North Devon with coasteering, surfing, assault courses and more on offer
  Bideford EX39 5AP – 0.5 miles / 1 min drive

Skern Lodge
Learn new skills, build confidence, fulfil your sense of adventure, and ensure you have boatloads of fun!
  Bideford EX39 1NG – 4.5 miles / 9 min drive

Walks and Cycle Paths
South West Coast Path
England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail

Tarka Trail
The Tarka Trail is a 180 mile, figure-eight loop inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter

Westward Ho!
Pebble Ridge Adventure Golf and Go Karts
Come and play the only 18 hole Adventure Golf course in North Devon.
  8 min drive / 3.7 miles

Amusement Arcades
Westward Ho! has not 1 but 3 arcades along the beach front of the village.

Outside Cafes
As you walk along the beach front there are lots of outdoor cafes to choose from for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee to fuel your adventure.

Slip way and Beach
Westward Ho! is a beautiful beach with both sand and pebble sections and dog friendly areas (see the link below). It has been awarded blue flag status for the last 15 years, so you have the confidence to know it is safe to play on the beach and swim in the sea.

Pebble Ridge

Pebbleridge Kitchen and Visitors Centre
Cafe serving freshly made locally sourced food based at the pebble ridge on the Northam Burrows. The wider facilities also boast an exhibition centre with mini-aquarium and displays of local wildlife, historic landscapes.
  11 min drive / 4.7 miles

The Royal North Devon Golf Club
Royal North Devon Golf Club, commonly abbreviated as RND, was founded in 1864, and is the oldest golf course in England.
  8 min drive / 4 miles

Hockings ice cream
Award winning locally made ice cream with vans operating across the major beaches and villages.

Local Villages
Clovelly is a beautiful, picturesque fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history. It was once owned by the Queen of England!
  16 min drive / 9.3 miles

Enjoy a view of some of the most spectacular coastline in the British Isles from Hartland Point, one of the wildest headlands imaginable.
  19 min drive / 12 miles

A historic fishing village with winding narrow streets and colourful houses, Appledore is full of maritime history and cute pastel houses.
  9 min drive / 4.7 miles

The small town of Instow is a great place to visit all year round, located on an estuary where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet.
  9 min drive / 5.6 miles


Westward Ho!
  10 min drive / 4.5 miles

  9 min drive / 5.5 miles

Saunton Sands
  30 min drive / 18 miles

  30 min drive / 21 miles

  37 min drive / 22 miles

  35 min drive / 23 miles

  35 min drive / 23 miles

Eating Out Locally
The Thatched Inn (Abbotsham)
The Thatched Inn is a traditional historic pub situated in the small village of Abbotsham and walking distance from our cottages.
  2 min drive / 0.7 miles


The Seagate
Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Seagate Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Appledore.
   10 min drive / 4.9 miles

The Beaver Inn
The Beaver Inn is a small traditional pub with an amazing atmosphere and mouth watering menu.
   12 min drive / 5.2 miles

The Royal George
A family run friendly neighbourhood restaurant built on the sea wall in Appledore.
  11 min drive / 5.2 miles

Sylvesters Fish and Chips (Take-away only)
Devon Life’s very own food editor @susdevonfood recommends Sylvesters and agrees it’s worth queuing for.
  9 min drive / 4.8 miles


Instow Arms
Homely, modern pub-restaurant overlooking the estuary serving sandwiches, salads and hearty mains.
  10 min drive / 5.7 miles

The Boathouse
Freshly prepared sandwiches, home-cooked classics and day boat specials. All served to your table throughout their beach-bar and restaurant.
  10 min drive / 5.7 miles

John’s of Instow
Cafe & deli selling cheeses, charcuterie & locally produced goods, plus home-baked items.
  9 min drive / 5.3 miles

Westward Ho!

The Pier House
A great selection of modern English cuisine with an occasional twist complemented by spectacular views.
  6 min drive / 3.1 miles

The Pig & Olive
Delicious Wood Fired and Stone Baked Pizzas.
  8 min drive / 3.6 miles

The Pig on the Beach
Gastropub in Westward Ho!
  8 min drive / 3.5 miles

Tea on the Green
Family run tea room with homemade cakes and amazing hot chocolate!
  8 min drive / 3.5 miles


Belluno Italian Restaurant provides diners with high-quality, hand-made Italian dishes 7 days a week.
  5 min drive / 2.5 miles

Le Petit Monde
Le Petit Monde of Lydia & Florian, serving fresh local fish and fine food in a relaxed environment.
  5 min drive / 2.5 miles

Post surf or long day fast food on our doorstep for a quick feast.
  3 min drive / 0.9 miles

The Rose Salterne
The Rose Salterne is a Wetherspoon pub in Bideford, Devon.
  6 min drive / 3.5 miles

Other Places of Interest
RHS Rosemoor
RHS Garden Rosemoor is an enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley and home to the infamous Tarka the Otter.
  20 min drive / 10 miles

Dartington Crystal
As well as being able to see glass making demonstrations in a newly installed studio furnace area, Master Engraver Nick Davey will be creating masterpieces right before your eyes.
  19 min drive / 9.4 miles

Victoria Park
Victoria Park or “Vicky Park” as it’s known locally, is Britain’s oldest public park. This is an ideal family park with something for all ages including a variety of recreational facilities, a children’s play area, open-air paddling pool and skateboard park. There is also a weekly Park Run held here as well as a cafe and art museum.
  6 min drive / 3.4 miles

Tapeley Park
Escape the crowds for the tranquillity and calm of nature. Tapeley Park Gardens is one of North Devon’s best kept secrets.
  9 min drive / 4.9 miles

Bideford Bridge
Bideford Long Bridge in North Devon spans the River Torridge near its estuary and connects the old part of the town, and formerly important river port, of Bideford on the left bank with East-the-Water on the right bank. It is one of the longest mediaeval bridges in England, being 677 feet long with 24 arches.
  9 min drive / 4.9 miles

Grocery Stores and Shops
Asda Bideford
  3 min drive / 0.9 miles

Aldi, Atlantic Park Way
  3 min drive / 0.9 miles

Lidl, Clovelly Road
  3 min drive / 1 miles

Tesco, Bideford
  9 min drive / 3.8 miles

Morrisons, Bideford
  6 min drive / 3.3 miles

Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping
Discounted products by high-street fashion and lifestyle brands in an outlet shopping centre.
  3 min drive / 0.9 miles


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