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What's in Hele Bay

Within a 10-minute stroll from Hele Valley is everything you could want for your perfect holiday. With local pubs, fresh food, tea rooms and even a local convenience shop there are plenty of places to eat all within a short stroll of Hele Valley Holiday Park. The local beach at Hele Bay is set in a small sheltered cove in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfect for the family to relax, or for the more adventurous, the South West Coastal Path begins just 7 minutes away.

Hele Bay Pub - 5 minute walk from Hele Valley

"We don't do fast food, we only do good food as fast as we can" This pub won the Silver 'Best Pub Award' for 2015 at the North Devon Journal Food, Drink and Tourism Awards. They serve freshly cooked traditional pub food. The Hele Bay is open all day and offers a comprehensive menu, traditional ales, beer garden, children's games room and soft play area, ample parking and a warm welcome. Traditional British Sunday Roasts.  Curry nights, steak nights and quiz nights. Children and families are made very welcome. Advisable to book. Lovely beer garden overlooking Hele Bay beach.  Hele Valley Holiday Park guests are lucky enough to receive a discount when they have a Meal at the Hele Bay Pub, be sure to show the staff your Hele Valley key fob when you order.


Hele Bay Garage - 5 minute walk from Hele Valley

The Hele Bay garage has a well stocked convenience store with an off-licence and of course petrol.


Old Corn Mill and Tea Room - 5 minutes walk from Hele Valley

An oasis in the corner of Hele Village. Unique in North Devon, the 16th century watermill, complete with working 18ft overshot water wheel. Rescued from dereliction and restored between 1974 and 1978. Contains many items of milling equipment from bygone years, including a 1920’s National Engine. Visit the renowned award winning tearoom for a delicious slice of cake or a Devon cream tea., view the pottery, turned wood, purchase flour or rolled oats, paint your own pottery or try our wooden puzzles.


Hele Bay Beach - 7 minute walk from Hele Valley

Set in a small sheltered cove in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hele Bay Beach is a part sand, part shingle beach and has been awarded the Blue Flag in recognition for its safe clean waters. The Beach is popular with canoeists, rock fishing and perfect for families that don't want an over crowded beach. There are numerous rock pools to explore with your fishing nets and secret smugglers caves to discover. Dogs are allowed in restricted areas. At very low tide it is possible to clamber around to 'Fishing Rock' and 'Blythes Cove'.


The South West Coastal Path - 7 Minutes walk away

This walk begins in the popular resort of Ilfracombe. The path climbs out of Ilfracombe to Hillsborough, giving excellent views back to Ilfracombe. From here the path passes Hele Bay then rounds the coast to the small Harbour at Watermouth before rounding the coast into the town of Combe Martin.


Snaking Kraken - 7 minute walk from Hele Valley

Snacking Kraken is located next to Hele Bay beach.  There is something for everyone, you can relax on their patio listening to the waves and staring out to the sea.  They offer a range of teas and coffees to accompany your homemade scone or tea cake, a selection of snacks and drinks if you are walking the coastal path, toys and ice creams for families plus everything is available to take away for those enjoying the beach.


Chambercombe Manor - 7 minute walk from Hele Valley

Featured on "Most Haunted", Chambercombe Manor has much to offer because of its colourful history. The manor dates from the 11th Century and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Special interest lies in the Secret Passage and the Haunted Room. A leisurely stroll amongst 4-acres of beautiful gardens, wooded areas and ponds adds to your enjoyment. Finally a visit to Lady Jane's Tea Rooms serving morning coffee, light lunches and the unmissable Manor cream tea completes your tour to this unique attraction.


Ilfracombe Golf Club - 10 minutes walk from Hele Valley

Ilfracombe Golf Club offers the golfer a day with spectacular views from various places around the course. All visitors are welcome to this well maintained 18 hole course. Finish your round, freshen up and take a comfortable seat and watch the sun go down beyond Lundy Island. Don't let the hills put you off... hire a buggy!


Ilfracombe Swimming Pool - 10 Minutes walk away

Not far from Hele Valley is Ilfracombe's indoor 33 metre heated swimming pool, sauna and a sun shower and brand new gym. For your holiday enjoyment a full programme of activities throughout the week is on offer, including fun times for kids and water aerobics.