5 Secret beaches of North Devon

As the temperatures are due to hit a scorching 30 degrees this week, where else better to enjoy your Devon holiday than the beach.  If you are a beach lover like me but you can't stand the busy summer crowds, I have found five North Devon beaches that border our Devon holiday parks that are worth going the extra mile for this summer. 

1)      Barricane

Not so much of a secret anymore due to its recent success of the Barricane Beach Café and their delicious curries, time it right and this sea-shell covered beach acts as a perfect sheltered paradise.

2)      Northam Burrows

If you head towards Appledore and onto the Burrows toll road you will find the sand dunes of the Torridge Estuary with soft sand and views of Instow. If you are lucky the dunes will act as a natural wind break!

3)      Middle Beach

Middle Beach in Woolacombe was crowned Britain's best beach by TripAdvisor which means the main beach is likely to be packed this summer. However if you head to Marine Drive and keep driving until you come across quiet sand, go down one of the dirt tracks through the dunes and find your perfect sunbathing spot!

4)      Crow Point

Crow Point lies on the furthest edge of Braunton Burrows and the open views from here are simply stunning, as is the sense of space. Head out for the seclusion of the sand dunes, park up, follow one of the many sandy paths and pick your spot.

5)      Woody Bay

Many have heard about Woody Bay but only some have visited its quaint charms. On the A39 on the way to Lynton take a leap of faith and you will soon end up in a beautiful wooded valley where you can pitch up and head to the beach on foot. Make sure you check the tide before visiting as much of the beach is taken up at high tide.


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