The most obvious attraction in the area is the coastline and all the activities associated with it. Westward Ho! Bude and, a little further afield, Croyde and Woolacombe are gloriously long sandy beaches with some of the best surfing anywhere in the country, or just a long walk with the sand between your toes. For those who prefer the smaller beaches there are a whole host of small coves hidden all along the coastline and hidden treasures are just a drive or walk away.

The little town of Bideford has an art gallery and museum, a shopping outlet and the Tarka trail, originally the railway track now a popular walk or cycle path. Bikes can be hired locally. Also, Tapeley Park Gardens and the villages of Appledore and Instow are well worth exploring.

The little town of Torrington, about 16 miles inland is home RHS Rosemoor, enchanting gardens with a huge variety of plants and flowers. There is also Dartington Crystal where you can see the glass makers at work in the country’s last crystal and glass factory.

Closer to home is the unique village of Clovelly, built into the cliff and winding it’s way down to the beautiful harbour. Also Hartland Quay with it’s truly incredible cliffs and views, on a sunny day or a wild one this place is pretty spectacular.

There are also several golf courses in the area, both links and parkland courses.

Other attractions in the are include Hartland Abbey and it’s gardens, the Milky Way Adventure Park, the Wake Park water park and trips to Lundy Island or fishing trips.

There are also a fantastic range of places to eat from tea rooms for that all important cream tea to lovely pubs and wonderful little restaurants.