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5 beautiful North Devon beaches to visit by bus

17 Sep 2019

1. Ilfracombe


Ilfracombe is a seaside town with a reputation for its culinary and cultural excellence. Ilfracombe is home to renowned artist Damien Hirst’s striking 20m high sculpture, Verity. While in Ilfracombe its worth trying the restaurants on ‘foodie’ Fore Street and around the Harbour for high-quality menus featuring seasonal, local produce. If Ilfracombe sounds like the place for you, simply catch the North Devon Wave 21 service.


2. Croyde Bay

Croyde Bay

Croyde is spoilt with superb sandy beaches and spectacular scenery. The unspoilt village is soaked in charm with influence from the surfing community, tourism and walkers. If you fancy exploring  Croyde there is a wide array of places to stay, eat and drink and many outdoor activities to choose from. The North Devon Wave 21 service will get you to Croyde.


3. Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands is a stunning long straight sandy beach backed by a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; Braunton Burrows. Saunton Sands is popular with surfers and families due to the long stretch of water perfect for swimmers and surfers alike. To get Saunton Sands jump on the 21 service.


4. Appledore

Appledore is a small fishing village in North Devon which is celebrated for its artists and craftspeople with its very own annual arts festival. If you fancy a relaxing walk you can take in the scenery along the river towards Bideford and Westward Ho! Getting to Appledore is easy with a half hourly 21A service running between Barnstaple, Bideford and Appledore.


5. Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

The seaside resort of Westward Ho!'s biggest claim to fame is the exclamation mark after its name it is the only place in Britain with one! Westward Ho! boasts fantastic sandy beaches stretching over a mile long. If you want to explore this beautiful village simply hop on the 21 service bus running all the way between Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe.