for the thrill seekers

Adventure Activities

Whilst lolling on the beach is relaxing, it might not be what you fancy every day. North Devon is a hub of water sports and outdoor pursuits—which the whole family can get involved in. From high energy surfing to chilled out horse rising. There’s something to suit everyone. 

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Learn to Surf

North Devon is one of the best places to surf in the UK. Perhaps you’re already a seasoned surfer and know this well. If you’re new to it, now’s your chance to learn. There are professional surf lessons for all ages and abilities in Croyde—from single lessons to longer courses. The rush of catching a wave is a special feeling. 

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Horse Riding

Over the verdant North Devon hills and along stretches of pure, golden sand. There’s nowhere more picturesque for horse riding than North Devon. Local lessons are available for all abilities, ages, and sizes—within easy reach of Hele Valley. 

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H2 Outdoors

H2Outdoors provides a wide range of water and outdoor sports—including coasteering, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. The experience and passion of their team, combined with the magical scenery of the North Devon coast, makes for an unforgettable adventure.

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Enjoy a round of golf on one of North Devon’s brilliant golf courses. The Royal North Devon at Westward Ho! is the oldest links course in England, laid out in 1864.  Our very own course in Ilfracombe is the second oldest, created in 1892 and Saunton Golf Club is a championship course famous throughout the country.  No clubs? No clue? You’ll find professional tuition and equipment hire available. 

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North Devon offers some of the best cycling in the world. There are lots of marked cycle trails, route leaflets, and traffic free cycle ways. The Tarka Trail is an unbroken 34-mile long trail and cycle hire is easy. Hire bikes from Braunton, Barnstaple, Fremington, Bideford, and Great Torrington. 

Feel the wind in your hair and see the idyllic countryside unfold around you. 

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