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Experiencing North Devon on Water

    If you have a passion or a yearning to get out on the water there’s no better place in the UK than in Devon! In North Devon alone you have some of the best surfing beaches in the country, wake parks, stunning places for outdoor yoga and plenty of golden sands to enjoy the water from the coastline.

    Here’s just some of the ways to experience North Devon on water:



    Some of the beaches in North Devon are fantastic surfing spots! Although the beaches welcome tourists you will find some great surfing beaches available at the right times of year. For the busier months you can enjoy a quieter time in the water early morning or later in the evening or even better visit during the cooler months when you’re likely to enjoy a whole beach to yourself! Woolacombe, Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands are just a few of those perfect for surfing no matter your ability level.



    In North Devon we are extremely lucky to have a fantastic water park right on our doorstep. The North Devon water park is made for wakeboarding in a group and they offer two forms of wakeboarding. The first is their straight line cables, which is perfect for first timers or for private lessons, the second is their full size cables offering slower or faster times for different abilities. The park also has an aqua park as well so you can enjoy some inflatable fun after your wakeboarding session.

    Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)


    As well as the big blue stretching our miles of coastline we also have a number of lakes and calm flowing rivers in the North Devon area offering the perfect chance to enjoy a SUP session. Whether you are beginning and want to get the basics or an expert and are coming to enjoy the scenic routes there’s something for all.

    SUP Yoga

    SUP Yoga

    Because of our calm waters this unique class is one you definitely don’t want to miss during your visit to North Devon. Not only are you getting on a paddleboard and hitting the water, but enjoying a relaxing yoga session while you do so will leave you in a truly serene place on the water.


    We can’t count on two hands the number of fantastic beaches in North Devon – you’ll be spoilt for choice! From more well known ones like Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands to quieter spots like Instow and Barricane, you are sure to find a spot to enjoy the water from the shoreline.

    Coastal walking

    Coastal Walking

    As well as beaches we also have 90 miles of coastal walking to enjoy with routes mapped out from all areas in North Devon. Whether you’re looking for a flat easy stroll to enjoy the water from a relaxing walk along the coast, or a more challenging hilly outlook to view the sea from a higher position, the coast around North Devon offers it all.

    Open water swimming

    We couldn’t do a list of ways to enjoy the water in North Devon without mentioning open water swimming. The beaches are so clean in North Devon it’s one of the best spots to enjoy this sport. Don your suit, pick a quiet area or time of day and enjoy the beautiful ocean that is on offer in this part of our county.

    If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy all of these sports in one trip why not plan a trip with Livit Adventures who can help you while staying at one of their activity camps or plan your own trip and itinerary with them when staying in their glamping in North Devon!