Welcome to North Devon

Home of beautiful beaches, tasty dining, amazing landscapes & lots of fun!

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Our Favourite North Devon places

North Devon is one of the most scenic locations in the whole of the UK and the perfect place for newly-weds to spend some precious time together enjoying a whole host of wonderful experiences alongside your wedding day at Tree Top Escape.

Stroll hand-in-hand along one of the many beautiful beaches, venture across stunning moorland, or enjoy a jam-packed day of exciting activities just you or two or with the family in tow.

After working up an appetite, you can also frequent one (or several) of the fantastic local cafes, eateries and pubs across this charming region to sample some delicious Devon delicacies!

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North Devon beaches

North Devon has a fantastic selection of beaches for you to explore during your stay. Here are a few of our favourites.
Saunton sands

Saunton SandsNo Excuses.

This is our favourite beach. Why? So many answers to that question - It's shallow, so great for kids, dogs, surfing and swimming. It's dry sand (unlike Westward Ho!), so you don't get caked in the stuff, it has excellent services, and it's awe-inspiring!
All Year


Instow Just like Greece.

Instow beach always reminds us of Greece, looking across at the tiny coloured houses of Appledore. Popular with locals, it also offers free parking and an array of restaurants and cafes to choose from.
Limited Season


CroydeSurfers Paradise.

Croyde is the place to be if you are a hard core surfer - it is a small but beautifully formed beach. Take a walk to Baggy Point and admire the fabulous coastline or drop your towel and relax for the day.
Limited Season

Fish & Chips

A trip to North Devon would not be complete without fish and chips, either from the wrapper or in a restaurant these are our favourites.
Squires Fish and Chips

Squires Fish & Chip Restaurant and Take AwayBraunton.

Whether you love classic fish and chips or want something, different Squires offers it all. A family run business that knows its stuff. We love the deep-fried halloumi. Why not preorder online? It's also ideal for grabbing your food and heading to the beach.

Pelican Fish Bar

Pelican Fish Bar Barnstaple.

Fish and Chip shop of the year 2018 and you can understand why, great to take away or eat in. Located on the edge of Barnstaple but well worth the journey. They are also committed to protecting our oceans by only using wlid-caught or farmed fish from sustainable fisheries – another reason to visit!


Sylvesters Fish & Chips.Appledore.

This is a little gem - a small fish and chip takeaway just near the quay in Appledore. Take a stroll along the quay and find a bench to watch the local fishermen on the Estuary….then grab a Hockings Ice Cream for dessert!


North Devon is poilt for good quality pubs - here are our top three.
The Globe Beaford

The GlobeBeaford.

A traditional pub, offering quality ales, craft beer, locally sourced food, as well as friendly faces. Lovely outdoor area for summer evenings, and your four-legged friends are welcome to join you. With a private function room, ideal for a celebration or group gathering.

The Exeter Inn

The Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt.

A great local thatched pub in the small village of Chittlehamholt, located close to Highbullen Hotel. Offering food most evenings with a selection of specialised evenings, including fish and chips night, pizza night, and a delicious Sunday roast. An outdoor area, lots of indoor seating and private function space for celebrations.

The Boat House

The Boat HouseInstow.

Overlooking the Torridge Estuary, the beach bar and restaurant boasts stunning sea views from the 'Top Deck' with a menu celebrating fresh local fish and seafood. It's the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy all that North Devon has to offer.


Exploring North Devon can be hungry work, so we’ve put together our top spots to stop for a bite to eat or delicious cooked breakfast!
Fremington Quay Cafe

Fremington Quay CafeFremington Quay.

A big favourite with us! Located with views over the Estuary and out to sea Fremington Quay Cafe offers fabulous food from a delicious home-cooked, locally sourced breakfast to cakes and exceptional lunches. Well-loved by our children too for their great kids' meal and kids play area outside.
Dog friendly outside

Saunton Sands Beachside Grill

The Beachside Grill Saunton.

Overlooking North Devon's famous Saunton Beach, The Beachside Grill is the place to go on a sunny day. Take an outside table and soak in the sunshine and views - great burger and steak menu.
Dog friendly outside

Quince Honey Farm

The Honey Farm Cafe.South Molton.

Located at Quinces Honey Farm, the cafe offers lovely home-cooked, locally sourced food from Exmoor Steak Pies to Afternoon Tea. It's a great location. There is also a large soft play area on site.


With so many beautiful spots to see in North Devon, we recommend grabbing your walking boots and heading to these beautiful spots!
North Devon Coastal Path

North Devon Coast PathNorth Devon.

Spectacular views to Lundy and Wales can be seen from the North Devon Coastal Path. Head to Westward Ho! and join the coastal path toward Abbtosham Cliffs for views to Lundy and Clovelly. Or visit Lynton for views of the Welsh coast at the Valley of Rocks.

The Tarka Trail

The Tarka TrailNorth Devon.

The Tarka Trail is a 180 figure of eight route, passing through ancient villages, wooded valleys, riverbanks and offering spectacular views of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Whether you’re walking, cycling or running this is the perfect way to explore more of North Devon.

Local Walks

Local Walks.High Bickington.

Coming Soon! A list of walks from Tree Top Escape. There are so many great places to explore right on our door step. Pull on your walking boots and head out the door on one of these great local walks.

Being Active

If you’re after a bit of adrenaline during your stay in North Devon, we’ve got you covered with these exciting outdoor activities.
North Devon Surf School

North Devon Surf SchoolWestward Ho!

A purpose-built surf school just 50m from Westward Ho! Beach. Offering lessons for individuals or groups from ages 7 and up. They even taught Kate and Iszi how to surf!

North Devon Wake Park

North Devon Wake Park The Milky Way.

Located near Clovelly, next to the Milky Way, The Wake Park offers wakeboarding lessons, Ringo Rides, open water swimming and it's huge aqua park.

Ilfracombe Sea Safaris

Ilfracombe Sea SafarisIlfracombe.

Ilfracombe Sea Safaris offers thrilling adventures along the stunning North Devon coastline. Step aboard their comfortable vessels for a chance to encounter breathtaking marine wildlife, including seals, dolphins, and even the occasional porpoise or whale

Looking for even more things to do in North Devon?

You will find lots of information or attractions, beaches and places to go on Visit North Devon's Website

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