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Best beaches in North Devon

    Here in North Devon we are extremely lucky to have some of the best beaches in the country. We cannot count on two hands the number of amazing locations we have on our doorstep – and the miles of golden sands cannot compare to some other regions of the UK. 

    At Livit Adventures we have a few favourites where we visit depending on the activities we’re undertaking but here’s our top beaches in North Devon for anyone visiting the area.

    Westward Ho!


    Ok, we’re biased with this one but as our closest beach and one of the best around we absolutely love it here. There’s miles of sand to enjoy as a sun worshiper, a stunning pebble ridge with fantastic views over the ocean and plenty of walking routes with the Northam Burrows just behind the coastline. It’s also one of the best beaches around for beginner surfers.


    In comparison to Westward Ho! Croyde is one of the best beaches around for advanced surfers and as it’s further into the northern coast it can also experience much warmer temperatures too. Croyde is a hot spot for tourists though so if you’re looking for a quiet day at the beach this may be one to avoid!

    Saunton Sands


    Miles of golden sand is what you picture when you think of Saunton Sands. With over 3 miles of beach there’s plenty of space for everyone to have their own spot of paradise. This beach is great for surfer beginners and for chilling out in the sunshine.


    If you want to explore the coastline this is one of the best places to do it. Not only will you enjoy miles of beach when you combine it with Woolacombe Sands but you also have stunning views while walking around Baggy Point. Surfing is also popular here but the swell is not as strong as Croyde so better for a more relaxed surf.

    Barricane Beach

    Locals will know this beach for its beauty and its curries. During the summer months locals flock here to enjoy the Sri Lankan beach shack curries on the beach. This tiny cove is good for rock pooling and jumping so less sun worshiping and more food and activities!

    So now you know our favourites…where’s yours?