The Times features North Devon in Britain’s best hidden beaches


There is little dispute that the North Devon coast is home to some of the most glorioso stretches of beach in the country. In fact, some even rival those of my native Italy.

Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are incredibly popular for visitors on their caravan holidays in Devon and are often recognised with awards and spots in UK guides.

But it's the secret gems, so to speak, that are being celebrated in The Times latest travel guide: “Britain's 20 best hidden beaches”.

Broadsands and Lee Bay, both located within a few miles of our North Devon holiday parks, feature amongst the 20-strong list which highlights a total of six hideaways from Devon and Cornwall alone.

Lee Bay | North Devon Beaches

Writing about Broadsands, The Times' travel James Ellis said although there was a 220-step trek to tackle, the rewards down at the beach were worthy of the effort.

“Arrival brings a deep, double cove backed by caves that are perfect for exploring,” he said.

The pebble-littered shore and natural charm convinced Mr Ellis that Lee Bay deserved a spot in his 20. He recommends taking in the “natural amphitheatre” and stunning views with a tipple of choice.

So there are a couple of secret spots for you to discover from our holiday parks in Devon, but shhh! we don't want EVERYONE knowing about them...

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