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What's on in North Devon: Campervan and motorhome resources in north Devon

We have listings for restaurants, pubs, nightlife, historic buildings, places of interest, beaches and the major resorts, campervan and motorhome holiday parks & stop overs.

North Devon Council: Motorhomes can park in any of our coach and lorry parks. Please pay the coach/lorry tariff and display the ticket clearly in your vehicle. If your motorhome is under 3,500 kg and can fit within a normal parking bay, you are welcome to park in any car park, displaying a valid pay and display ticket. However, please check the terms and conditions on display at each car park for exceptions. 

Watermouth Cove Holiday Park: Ideal for touring caravans, campervan and motorhome parking at the side of a wonderful secluded harbour, the campsite encourages you to relax and enjoy the dramatic North Devon scenery  Free Modern Showers with constant hot water * Deep washing-up sinks with drainers and hot water Serviced Pitches * All Weather Pitches for Tourers, Tents, Motor Homes and Camper Vans * Hard Standings for Motor Homes * Laundrette on site + ironing facilities. * Site wide WiFi. Watermouth Cove Holiday Park, Berrynarbor, Near Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9SJ Tel: 01271 862504 

Eating out

George & Dragon and Quackers Restaurant
, Coombe Martin. Refurbished 400 years old buildingwith a lovely glass roof restaurant. Comfortably furnished bars with soft seating in the lounge area + a pool and darts area. 
All food is freshly cooked with a wide range of home-made food plus a daily specials board, with fresh local produce wherever possible. Castle Street, Combe Martin, EX34 OHX, Tel: 01271 882282

Cafe on the Park: Modern, welcoming cafe offers light snacks, an extensive breakfast menu and great coffee. All our produce sourced locally to ensure the finest and freshest food & drink. Come in, relax & unwind in this friendly venue for a quick coffee with friends, a light snack on a lazy afternoon or a Real Devon cream tea....Mullacott Park, Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe, EX34 8NB, Tel: 01271 862212, E: info@mullacottpark.co.uk, Tel:  01271 862212

Ye Olde Manor Buttery: We are now opening as a Bistro Thursday and Friday evenings & you have a choice of eating inside in lovely surroundings or alfresco taking iin the evening scents of our herb and flower gardens. Booking essential! We serve delicious snacks, light lunches and our famous cream teas. Chambercombe Lane, Ilfracombe, EX34 9RJ, Tel: 01271 862202

Tyme Restaurant is set within the beautiful 17th Century Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel  in 44 acres of landscaped gardens and beautiful North Devon countryside. Specialists in fresh local food. Located within minutes of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton & near A361 too. Within easy reach of Ilfracombe, Exmoor and the famous North Devon coastal path. Trimstone, Nr. Woolacombe, EX34 8NR, Tel: 01271 868050

Harbour Restaurant, Clovelly: Wonderful choice of fresh, locally caught seafood, estate game in season and as much local produce as possible.  Not to mention a very tempting wine list. Relax while you take in the stunning view of the harbour and bay beyond and for the best views, do ask for a window table when booking. Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5TQ, Tel: 01237 431 237, Web: (www)clovelly.co.uk

The Hunters Inn, Exmoor: Has immense charm & character and sits at the heart of the stunning Heddon Valley - ideal for exploring f Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline. We are open every day from 10am-11pm for Coffees, Lunches, Cream Teas and Dinners. Sit near the log fire in the winter or out on the patio or terrace in summer. Friendly, relaxed bar. Heddon Valley, Exmoor, Devon, EX31 4PY, Tel: 01598 763230

Riverside Tea Rooms, South Molten:
Small tea rooms Set within Riverside caravan park,this sweet little place overlooking the park offers home cooking, full english breakfasts, cream teams, afternoon tea, evening meals and takeaways [all home made] open from Easter until the end of October. Marsh Lane, North Molton Road, South Molton, EX36 3HQ, Tel: 01769 579269 

The Beaver Inn, Appledore: Great views, Local fish, steaks, vegetarian options, real ales and live music. Enjoy the views over the water to Saunton sands, Braunton, Barnstaple and Instow whilst relaxing in the sunshine, on our riverside patio. Selection from the catch of the day, or our other locally sourced food and our fine choice of wines, beers and real ales. Irsha Street, Appledore,  EX39 1RY, Tel: 01237 474 822

The Captains Table, Woolacombe: Catering for whole families to single surfers - probably the best traditional breakfast, lunch, cream tea and early suppers around. Hot Meals and snacks all day, every day throughout the summer. West Road, Woolacombe, North Devon, EX34 7BW, Tel: 01271 870618

The Wonky Kitchen, Higher Merryfield: Finest quality creamy fudge, handmade in a variety of flavours - including classics (Clotted Cream, Chocolate and Rum & Raisin) and contemporary flavours (Strawberry & Balsamic, Lavender & Nectar and Blackcurrent & Rosemary)! We are based in North West Devon near the Cornwall border.  EX22 7BN, Tel: 01409 255588

BeachesThere are so many beautiful beaches around the north Devon coastlines that we are only able to list but a few.

Woolacombe Beach is one of the finest in the West Country & it is easy to see why it has won numerous awards. It's a big favourite for families and surfers, attracting thousands of people each summer. 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 quiet places in the surf, even at the height of summer.A surfing hotspot!

Westward Ho! Beach Nr Bideford:
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. It offers vast expanses of golden sands, which makes it ideal for fun family bathing. This is a beach geared up to cater for every tourist's needs. With seaside shops, toilets, and a range of food outlets, a popular family beach with a blue flag status. Made up of a long sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge with Northam Burrows Country Park accessible at one end this beach offers the best of both sand, rock pools and nature.

Watermouth cove offers a very sheltered secluded harbour, shielded by the natural breakwater of Sexton's Burrows as well as picture-perfect views. This has created an ecosystem for many rare marine species attracting many boats to moor there. The bay is located within the hamlet of Watermouth between Hele Bay and Combe Martin. Watermouth Bay, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9EQ

Barricane beach (also known as Combesgate beach) not only offers a picturesque landscape tucked in between the rocks, but is famous for cowries and other exotic sea shells. These shells have travelled off the shore of a Caribbean island, thousands of miles across the Atlantic to be dropped, in near-perfect condition in this tiny little inlet on the North Devon coast. This explains the Caribbean origins of the beaches name 'Barricane', and its designation of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Historic Buildings

Buckland Abbey was founded in 1278 by the Cistercian monks and was the last Cistercian monastic house to be established in England. The abbey was located in a secluded location and this very isolation helps make Buckland one of the most enjoyable historic houses to visit in Devon. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries Buckland Abbey was transformed into a manor house, and is most famous as the home of Sir Francis Drake, There are extesive displays of Drake memorabilia, and an authentic Elizabethan garden has been established beside the house. Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY

Castle Drogo: An early twentieth century mock castle designed by architect Sir Edward Lutyens for a wealthy merchant, Castle Drogo was one of the last great stately homes to be built in England. The design certainly has all the external features of a medieval fortress, with bristling battlements, a portcullis entrance, and a fortified entrance tower. The foundations for the house were cut out of solid rock, which explains the exposed granite in the bathroom.  Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, England, EX6 6PB

Bradley Manor: Dating from the 13th century, is an example of medieval domestic architecture. The present building dates from around 1420 when it was enlarged, a chapel was included in this remodelling and remains, together with the Great Hall, Solar and porch. The house has changed hands several times, and in 1938 it was given to the National Trust. Newton Abbot, TQ12 1LX, Tel: 01803 661907

Knightshayes Court: Nr. Tiverton best known for its beautiful gardens, the gothic house was built for John Heathcoat-Amory, MP for Tiverton circa 1859. Features include wood panelling, a vast painted bookcase in the stairwell, comical corbel figures & architectural drawings. The house contains much of the family furniture and china, inc. a Golf Room, and a collection of splendid family portraits & Old Masters. One of the finest gardens in Devon. Bolham, Tiverton, EX16 7RQ, Tel: 01884 257381