Appledore A hundred years ago or more Appledore had several boat and ship repair yards building and maintaining wooden schooners, ketches and barques. Many of which , particularly the trading smacks, plied the Bristol Channel Ports and the North Devon Coast.
Bideford the little pastel coloured town , alongside the River Torridge . Its Longbridge, with its 24 spans, all different.
Ilfracombe Popularised by the Victorians fishing boats bobbing at high tide in the harbour, visiting yachts moored for the night. In season take a cruise along the rugged North Devon Coast.
Beaches Enjoy the surf beaches - Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough to name but three.
Instow with golden sands, backed by dunes at its eastern end. Popular with sailors and sunbathers alike why not sit on the beach and watch the world go by?
Lynmouth a village resort made popular in Victorian times during which it became affectionately known as Little Switzerland. Hugging the sides of the wooded River Lyn valley, surrounded on each side by high steeply sloping cliffs.
Tarka Trail over 180 miles in length taking a looping route through North and Mid Devon, from the rugged Atlantic Coast, the Estuaries of the Two Rivers of Tarka the Otter fame...
North Devon Beaches From Croyde- one the most consistent of the Devon surf beaches facing the Atlantic- a half mile wide expanse of sand, backed by dunes to Saunton Sands 3 miles of golden sands, also facing the Atlantic, stretching as far as the mouth of the Taw/ Torridge Estuary.Putsborough Sands At the south end of Woolacombe Bay.
More North Devon and Exmoor North Devon PicturesBarnstaple Long Bridge 24 arches dating from 1834 Importing timber and coal, a small fishging fleet, and Coasters plying the Bristol Channel Ports. Albert Clock Tower in the Square just off the Bridge. Hartland Point with its Lighthouse and 300 foot high cliffs. Clovelly Westward Ho!. Appledore Bideford, Torrington Ilfracombe popular resort since Victorian times. Breathtaking views from Capstone Point looking back to the Harbour. Superb beaches such as Saunton backing onto miles of sand dune. Woolacombe, and Croyde. Yet more towering cliffs of past Baggy Point Lynton and Lynmouth , "little switzerland", with the isolation and Exmoor all around. Countisbury Hill dramatic views across the Bristol Channel into South Wales on a clear day. Two towns linked by a water powered Cliff Railway. A hundred years ago or more, Lynmouth important port, sailing smacks would ....... The Atlantic surf beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton Sands
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