The Local Area
At Warcombe we are lucky to be surrounded with the beautiful countryside and a host of exciting and relaxing days out
Here surfers are out all the year riding the breakers of the Atlantic Ocean. Watched over by lifeguards, bathing and swimming is safe between the flags. Avoid swimming at low tide and near the few rocks toward the north of Woolacombe beach.
More than two miles of sandy beach are perfect for sand castles, sunbathing and walks. All that you can need in refreshment is available at the Beachcomber café at the north end of the beach.
The famous shell beach tucked in between the rocks, between Woolacombe and Mortehoe. Famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells brought in on the Gulf Stream. Safe for bathing and swimming, with rock pools to explore and more traditional sand at low tide.
Lee bay is a delightful shingle beach with lovely rock pools which is situated in an area known by the locals as ‘Fuschia Valley’. It can be accessed via the coastal footpath that is just behind our woodland. You can drive down the lane or take a steady stroll which takes about 45 minutes – it’s well worth a visit. Our staff will explain the way. Enjoy a bite at the Grampus pub in the village which is family friendly with a lovely beer garden.
Morte Point & Bull Point Lighthouse
With Lundy Island to the west and Hangman to the east. The Lighthouse at Morte Point, by Mortehoe was originally built in the 1870’s. Though rebuilt further inland after a landslip into the sea in in the 1970’s.
Croyde & Saunton Sands
These two beaches are well known for great surfing and clean beaches with fantastic views. About 10 minutes drive will take you to these beaches. There are shops and good food to be had in both of these small resorts.
North Devon Beaches
Woolacombe Warrens & Downs
The 3,500 acre estate has attractive gardens, walks and Shetland ponies grazing in the parkland. The stables house the National Trust’s collection of horse-drawn carriages, some of which are available for rides from the house. The ground floor of the house and the garden are accessible to the disabled.
The interior of Arlington Court is a series of fascinating collections amassed by the late Miss Chichester. The Chichester family had lived at Arlington for over 500 years, and Miss Rosalie Chichester, the last of her line, left the house to the National Trust. The house contains some furniture dating from the 18th century, and displays of model ships, Biltson enamels, pewter, shells, snuff boxes, fans and costumes, all collected by the much travelled Miss Chichester.
North Devon Surf Scene
The surfing locally is excellent – especially at Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. Whether you are a novice or an experienced surfer there are plenty of waves to chase!
It’s easy to hire good quality equipment in Woolacombe or Croyde, the staff being well informed and really helpful. It’s safest to get started by having some lessons too.
For those who love walking a visit to Heddon Valley is a must. This National trust managed area offers superb views and access to extensive footpaths and trails. Follow the river to Heddon’s Mouth bay which opens to the sea. Exmoor has so much to offer for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Lynton & Lynmouth
No visit to this area is complete without a trip to ‘Little Switzerland’ as the locals call Lynton and Lynmouth. About 40 minutes drive across the Exmoor National Park takes you to these lovely villages – Lynton atop the hill and Lynmouth at the sea. Both offer charming shops, cafes and tearooms and boast gorgeous views. Take a trip up and down the cliff railway which connect the two villages and enjoy the views.
Marwood Hill Gardens
At Marwood Hill there are over eighteen acres of landscaped gardens with a large collection of trees, shrubs, herbaceous and alpine plants. The gardens were started in the 1950s by the present owner, Dr Smart. At that time they consisted of a neglected walled garden and its immediate surround. Over the years many new areas have been planted and new features added such as the Folly and the Scented Arbour. There is much of the botanic garden about Marwood Hill.
Visitors to North Devon often bring along their bicycles, and many of our camping families use them on the park. We offer direct access to the Tarka Cycle trail. Parts of the trail offer safe off road cycling. We sell cycle maps and can direct you to the trail.
North Devon Walking Holidays
Our luxury camping Park is an ideal base to explore the many beautiful beaches and coves along the North Devon coastline. Most are easily accessible and offer endless beauty and fun for all the family. The National Trust maintain the coastal footpaths and also arrange family days when everyone can help with fun activities and volunteering days which maintain the beauty of the area.