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Things to Do in Combe Martin, Devon

Sitting on the edge of Exmoor National Park is the pretty little village of Combe Martin. It’s well worth the 30-minute drive from Ash Barton if you enjoy dramatic coastal scenery and exploring rock pools.

Combe Martin lies within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so expect to see plenty of it. Just to the east of Combe Martin Bay are the impressive Hangman Hills with the highest cliff face in southern Britain. The Hills can be reached by following the South West Coast Path which runs through the village. Or wander down to Combe Martin’s sandy beach. It has the best rock pools in Devon as well as lots of caves, secluded coves and secret inlets to explore. It's also the ideal spot to enjoy a bit of fishing, swimming or kayaking. Or take a stroll around the picturesque harbour before stopping off in one of the tea rooms for an afternoon cuppa. Combe Martin is popular with foodies too. There are plenty of delis where you can buy fresh local produce.

No visit to Combe Martin would be complete without a visit to the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. There are plenty of real-life animals to look at including sea lions, wallabies and meerkats, as well as the famous animatronic dinosaurs which have an enclosure in the main area of the park. Check out the dinosaur museum too with its dinosaur egg nest.

And if you’re in Combe Martin around May Day, be sure to look out for the Hunting of the Earl of Rone celebration. It’s a pagan festival dating back to the early 16th Century. Thousands of locals and visitors get together to chase the ‘Earl’ through the streets of Combe Martin, who is mounted backwards on a donkey.

Our favourite things to do in Combe Martin

  • South West Coast Path
  • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
  • Hangman Hills
  • Combe Martin Museum
  • Watermouth Castle
  • Kayaking and paddle boarding
  • The Pack of Cards Inn
  • Hunting of the Earl of Rone

Excellent, best time of our lives! We will treasure our memories forever!

Jo and Ian

Ash Barton Event Suppliers

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  • Croyde Concierge

    Babysitting, dog care and walking, as well as waitressing, bar and clearing up before and after an event and any variety of holiday PA services.

    Holly

    07861674374

    [email protected]

    www.croydeconcierge.com

  • Amy Capner Childcare

    Babysitter and childcare service. DBS checked, first aid and safeguard trained with 12+ experience in childcare.

    Amy Capner

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    www.facebook.com/amycapnerChildcare

  • Gilly’s Helping Hands Childcare Services

    Mobile creche service in North Devon and the South West and a childcare service in Barnstaple.

    Gilly Williams

    07527 346279

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    www.gillyshelpinghands.co.uk

  • Laura Newall Children's Nanny

    Fully qualified nanny, enhanced DBS, first aid, manual handling, safe guarding and child protection, SEN and complex needs experienced and newborns too. Fully insured.

    Laura Newall

    07572 109 909

    [email protected]

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  • Ellis Event Power Services

    Super silent generator hire and electrical services for indoor and outdoor events throughout Devon including weddings, concerts, festivals, and parties.

    Andy Goddard

    07966 431888

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    www.elliselectrical.com

  • Emily Juliet Stevens - Artist and Sign Writer

    Beautiful custom made signage including seating plans, welcome signs for guests, cocktail menus and table numbers.

    Emily Juliet Stevens

    07468 458 095

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    emilyjulietstevens.com

  • Jolee Tablecloths

    Devon-based supplier of wipeable tablecloths and fabric tablecloths including hessian table runners, fabric table runners and placemats.

    Lee Morgan

    0800 118 2857 or 0333 210 0169 (mobile friendly)

    [email protected]

    www.joleetablecloths.co.uk

  • Michael Hunter Wedding Poet

    North Devon poet who writes romantic wedding poetry on commission, and turns couples' stories into verse.

    Michael Hunter

    07380 550 567

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    www.facebook.com/writeapoemwithme

  • North Devon Tui Na Massages

    Tui Na Massages for the bridal party or guests. Ideal for pre wedding nerves and total relaxation.

    Paul Maxfield

    01271 867 236 or 07814 080 713

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  • Practically Perfect

    Unique mother of pearl painted wedding favours, which can be personalised and presented in a small box or a gift sachet.

    Anthea Call

    07548 734 364

    [email protected]

    practically-perfect.co

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