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Capture Memories That Last: The Best Views in North Devon

Devon's beauty goes far beyond its iconic cream teas (although, let's be honest, those are pretty special too). We're talking dramatic coastlines, rolling hills, mystical moors, and charming villages that'll have you reaching for your camera faster than you can say "Insta-Perfect". 

So, grab your walking boots, pack your sense of adventure, and let's dive into 10 of the best views in North Devon that'll leave you speechless.

Best Views in North Devon

1. Hartland Quay:

Journey to the tip of North Devon and discover Hartland Quay, a hidden gem where rugged cliffs plunge into the churning sea. Witness the dramatic power of the Atlantic Ocean and the captivating lighthouse perched precariously on the rocks. Keep an eye out for seals basking on the rocks and migrating birds soaring overhead. Plus, there's a perfect pub to grab lunch at as well.

2. Woolacombe Beach:

This expansive golden beach is a surfer's paradise and a haven for beach lovers. It's renowned for its three miles of golden sands, rolling waves, and vibrant atmosphere. Whether you're seeking adventure on the water, family fun on the shore, or simply a relaxing escape with breathtaking views, Woolacombe has something for everyone. 

3. Clovelly Village:

Step back in time with a visit to Clovelly, a charming car-free village clinging to a cliffside. Descend the 400ft steep cobbled street lined with traditional cottages and admire the stunning coastal views. Explore the harbour, wander through the unique shops, and soak in the timeless atmosphere of this historic village.

4. The Valley of Rocks:

Channel your inner legend seeker at the Valley of Rocks, a dramatic landscape where gnarled rock formations rise impossibly from the sea, creating a scene straight out of a mythical tale. This geological wonder is a photographer's playground and a must-see for anyone seeking something truly unforgettable. Hike along the trails, explore hidden coves, and let your imagination run wild. 

5. Exmoor National Park:

Explore the North Devon section of Exmoor National Park, where rolling green hills, wild ponies, and dramatic coastlines create a tapestry of natural beauty. Hike to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in Somerset, for views that stretch across the vast moorland, the Bristol Channel, and even Wales on a clear day. Breathe in the fresh air and let the vastness wash over you. 

6. Arlington Court:

Nestled amidst rolling hills and woodland, Arlington Court boasts stunning views of the River Torridge and the surrounding countryside. Explore the historic house and gardens, wander through the deer park, and hike to the viewpoint for breathtaking views. Keep an eye out for seasonal events and exhibitions at this National Trust property. 

7. Ilfracombe Harbour:

Discover the bustling harbour town of Ilfracombe, where Victorian charm meets breathtaking coastal views. Climb the Lantern Hill viewpoint for stunning views of the harbour, the pier, and the dramatic coastline beyond. Explore the harbourside shops and restaurants, take a boat trip, or simply relax and soak in the maritime atmosphere. 

8. Lee Bay:

Forget postcards, Lee Bay is the real deal. Imagine turquoise waters lapping at golden sands framed by towering cliffs that whisper secrets of the sea. Build sandcastles, take a dip, or soak in the serenity – it's your beach bliss escape. Bonus points for spotting playful dolphins in the distance! 

9. RHS Garden Rosemoor:

Immerse yourself in the beauty of RHS Garden Rosemoor, a haven for plant lovers and nature enthusiasts. Stroll through themed gardens, marvel at colourful blooms, and admire the stunning views of the Torridge Valley from the elevated viewpoint. Enjoy seasonal events, workshops, and exhibitions at this award-winning garden. 

10. Lynton and Lynmouth:

Nestled in the heart of North Devon's rugged coastline, Lynton and Lynmouth are twin villages offering a unique blend of charm, adventure, and breathtaking views. Perched high on a plateau, Lynton boasts Victorian elegance and dramatic sights, while Lynmouth, nestled below in a picturesque valley, exudes a quaint harbour town feel. Whether you're seeking a romantic escape, a fun-filled family adventure, or a historical exploration, Lynton and Lynmouth promise an unforgettable experience.

And after a day of exploring these incredible views?

Well, that's where the Sandy Cove Hotel comes in! Nestled right here in Ilfracombe, we offer cosy accommodation with stunning sea views, the perfect base to explore all Devon has to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay today and start planning your Devon adventure – the panoramic perfection awaits!

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