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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Holidays in North Devon Near the Beach

If you’re looking for holidays in Devon near the beach, you can’t beat this part of world. We’re close to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches with miles of golden sand, excellent surf and majestic coastal walks.

Your choice of Devon beaches

Saunton Sands, only a five-minute drive away from Ash Barton, has a stunning sandy beach that stretches for three miles, and the longest tide in the country. Popular with surfers, swimmers, walkers and families there’s plenty to do here, whatever time of the year you’re visiting. If you fancy learning to surf, you can take lessons or hire surf kit. Or you may want to rent yourself a deckchair and soak up the sun. Don’t forget to slap on your sun cream. It’s available to buy in the local beach shops.

Nearby Croyde has some of the best surfing around and is a magnet for water sports enthusiasts. This lovely sandy beach, backed by sand dunes, is popular with more experienced surfers and rated one of the best surfing beaches in the world. It’s also the perfect place for a Devon beach holiday as there’s lots to do. As well as surfing, canoeing, boogie boarding and fishing, there are plenty of rock pools at either end of the beach that are fun to explore. And the olde worlde village of Croyde, with its thatched cottages and colour washed buildings, is just a short walk from the beach.    

One beach that always deserves a visit, is the award-winning Woolacombe beach, which is often voted Britain’s favourite. And no wonder. The three mile stretch, which sits between Morte Point and Baggy Point, is well-known for its clear blue waters and golden sand. There’s also a friendly laid-back vibe and some great eateries to enjoy too.

And at the western end of Woolacombe, you’ll find Putsborough Sands. It’s the perfect place to sit and eat fish and chips, and watch the sun go down.

Enjoy a Devon beach holiday at Ash Barton

Ash Barton is close to some of the UK’s most popular beaches. So if you’re looking for a beach holiday in Devon, here’s a good place to stay. And there’s plenty of space for all your surf boards, and buckets and spades too.

Our favourite Devon beaches

  • Saunton Sands 4 miles
  • Croyde 6 miles
  • Putsborough 5 miles
  • Woolacombe 8 miles
  • Instow 12 miles
  • Westward Ho! 17 miles

We were a party of 25, age range 3 years to 65, and everyone had a great time. When we weren't at the beach, there was something here for everyone's entertainment. The games barn and pool meant we were all happy all of the time. What more could anyone ask? Our 40th wedding anniversary couldn't have been more perfect.

Richard and Gleshi Pratt

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