The Area

Penhaven allows you to enjoy everything that North Devon has to offer.

One of the great benefits of holidaying in the region is the contrast available, from some of the most stunning coastlines and beaches through to the traditional rolling hills of Tarka country. From sleepy, hidden hamlets to traditional market towns or vibrant coastal resorts. It is no surprise that holidaymakers repeatedly return to the area.

There is so much to see and do, you are spoilt for choice; sightseeing, walking in the countryside, lazing on a beach, horse-riding, playing golf, going fishing or catching the surf – North Devon has it all.

One of England’s largest counties, Devon can offer a mix of scenery from rolling countryside with small fields, villages with thatched cottages through to majestic rivers and estuaries.

A unique mixture of coastal highlights blended with stunning countryside.

Enjoy villages with cobbled streets, small towns with fascinating markets, or white houses and tree-lined quays while watching boats come and go in the harbour of picturesque ports and coastal resorts.

Devon is the perfect place to relax and recharge or to challenge and energise.

And here are just a few top attractions in and around North Devon:

Appledore has been a thriving fishing and trading village since the 14th century

  • Clovelly. One of the World’s unique villages
  • Bideford Bridge. Bideford gained its first market charter more than 700 years ago
  • The beach at Bucks Mills, part of Devon’s coastal beauty, which defies description.
  • Great Torrington, at the very heart of Tarka Country
  • Lundy Island, nature reserve
  • Watersmeet, Lynmouth, spectacular coastal, woodland walking • Lynton & Lynmouth, cliff railway
  • The Valley of Rocks
  • Rosemoor Gardens (RHS)