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Enjoy some retail therapy at one of North Devon's many shopping destinations.

With Ilfracombe just 10 minutes down the road and Barnstaple less than 30 minutes drove away, The Sandy Cove Hotel is a great base from which to do some shopping. What’s more, after a bust day out and about you can come back and relax in our luxury rooms, enjoy 3 AA Rosette awarded fine dining and take a dip in our swimming pool, complete with relaxing costal views.

An aerial view of the harbour at Ilfracombe in North Devon


Around the harbour and along the seafront and surrounding streets you will find traditional seaside souvenir gift shops and art galleries including Damien Hirst’s situated on the quay.

Barnstaple's Long Bridge over the River Taw by the town square in North Devon


Barnstaple is the shopping capital of North Devon. The High Street is a great shopping focus and there is also a selection of pubs and restaurants. One of the main destinations for shoppers is Green Lanes Shopping Centre. A covered, bright shopping environment with over forty shops and cafes. Visit Barnstaple’s wonderful atmospheric Pannier Market and the pretty parade of shops alongside in Butcher’s Row. This is the best place for local produce. The famous and historic Pannier Market dates from 1855, it stages a wide variety of markets including crafts (Monday & Thursday), fresh local produce (Tuesday, Friday & Saturday) and collectables (Wednesday).

Buildings and shops by the River Torridge in Bideford, North Devon


Shopping in Bideford has a great and diverse range of shops and there is an historic Pannier Market. Market Hall and Studios open Tuesday to Saturday and Butchers Row and Market Place Shops open Monday – Saturday. This is an unusual art and craft, gift and general market with some cafes.

A smiling cashier handing a bag to a customer in a clothing shop

Affinity Outlet

A unique outlet shopping centre with over 30 stores offering discounted products by high street fashion and lifestyle brands. Also has the Atlantis Adventure Park, an all weather attraction for all the family. If you're looking for high street brand shopping on North Devon, this is the place to go!

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