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EXPLORE NORTH DEVON

COMBE MARTIN

Combe Martin is surrounded by the most scenic countryside in Devon, with Exmoor National Park to the east and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the west.
The iconic South West Coast Path passes through the village and you can enjoy some of the best kayaking and walking straight from your accommodation.

KAYAK TOURS

Kayak tours and stand up paddle board hire are available from Surfside Kayak Hire, just 500 yards from Horizon. Explore the stunning scenery and coastline of Combe Martin Bay and Exmoor National Park, viewing the Hangman hills the highest sea cliffs in mainland Britain along the way. Visit secluded beaches, secret coves, and hidden caves many of which can only be reached by kayak and paddle board.

COASTAL WALKS

North Devon coast and the Exmoor National Park have some of the most challenging and scenic walking you could wish for. The South West Coast Path passes right through Combe Martin and The National Park offers over 300 miles of footpaths and bridleways.

BEST PICNIC SPOTS

From secluded wooded glades to sweeping coastal vistas, North Devon has some stunning places to picnic. From Iron Age Hill Forts to dramatic headlands with fantastic views and tranquil spots surrounded by crystal clear waters and shady ancient woodland North Devon is the perfect place to unwind.

VISIT ILLFRACOMBE

The picturesque harbour town of Illfracombe is just 5 miles from Horizon. St Nicholas Chapel on the top of Lantern Hill built in 1361 houses England’s oldest working lighthouse. and Damien Hirst’s statue Verity stands guard at the harbour entrance surrounded by dramatic clifftop scenery. With its stunning beaches and coves including the famous Tunnels Beaches, great eateries, numerous art and craft galleries, independent shops, activities and attractions galore it is the perfect destination.

LYNTON & LYNMOUTH

Picturesque Lynmouth provides a romantic escape from modern living with its rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour of gently bobbing boats. Lynton, perched high above Lynmouth, is a vibrant Victorian village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past. Lynton & Lynmouth are elegantly connected by the Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest fully water powered Victorian railway in the World and the stunning Valley of the Rocks is just a short work down the coast.

WOOLACOMBE

Woolacombe is one of the finest beaches in the West Country, and it is easy to see why it has won numerous awards. The rolling surf brings unbroken Atlantic breakers from across thousands of miles of ocean to pound on this three-mile long stretch of golden sand. The sheer length of the beach means it is possible to find quieter places in the surf even at the height of summer. Easy access and three large car parks with space for 2000 cars means that Woolacombe beach combines magnificent natural beauty, excellent facilities and a wide range of activities for all ages.

PACK O' CARDS

The Pack o' Cards is a family friendly Inn in Combe Martin which is listed as a Grade II Ancient Monument. They have an excellent range of fine foods in a the restaurant or bar meals. The large riverside garden and barbecue are a great pleasure and an adventure playground and toddlers play house enable everyone to relax.

BLACK & WHITE

The queue at Black & White can often be quite long around dinner time - but there's a reason for that! People say the chips are, quite possibly, the best they've ever tasted, fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and the fish is fantastic too and great value for money with generous portion sizes. To avoid the queue you can call ahead.

THE FUDGE KITCHEN

The Combe Martin Fudge Kitchen offers artisan clotted cream fudges made on site and Devonshire cream teas with homemade scones and lush homemade jam. They also have home made clotted cream ice creams, jams, preserves, mead, honey, scrumpy and much much more.

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