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8 of our favourite Instagrammable spots in North Devon

Here’s a list of the most Instagrammable places around North Devon for pictures that will be the envy of your followers, with some unexpected gems thrown in the mix! Nature lovers, beach lovers, and fans of the countryside adore North Devon, and it’s not hard to see why. From beautiful beaches and endless coastlines to rolling countryside, there’s lots to see and plenty of opportunities for that perfect Insta-worthy shot!


1. Woolacombe


We may be a little biased, but we think that without a doubt, Woolacombe is the best place in North Devon to catch the perfect sunset photo. Whether you’re dancing in the waves, getting a viewpoint from Morte Point, or relaxing on the dunes - a Woolacombe sunset picture is sure to impress.


2. The Valley of Rocks



With its breathtaking views and stunning rock formations, The Valley of Rocks is probably one of the most photographed spots in North Devon. There are various footpaths leading around the rocks, you can even climb up to certain points for some of the most spectacular views of the valley, not to mention the jaw-dropping coast (seriously, check out those cliffs!).


3. Watermouth Harbour


This secluded harbour is a gem! When the tide is in, and the boats are bobbing in the water, you can catch a beautiful picture from the South West Coastpath on your way towards the harbour. Take a walk on the paths around the harbour to get some different viewpoints, or grab yourself a coffee from the cafe and relax while watching the tide come in.


4. Watersmeet / Lynmouth


Watersmeet House is the starting point for some of the most beautiful walks in North Devon. The landscape has inspired poets and nature lovers for centuries, with its wooded gorges, tumbling rivers and tall cliffs. The river and surrounding footpaths offer endless opportunities for magical photoshoots, whether the late evening sun is glowing through the trees or the morning dew is sparkling away.


5. Clovelly



Clovelly is a small fishing village located in Devon, England. This privately owned village is well known for its timeless elegance and picturesque setting. The village is situated on a hillside and features narrow streets and rows of colourful houses. Clovelly is also home to a harbour where boats can be seen bobbing in the water. Visitors can explore the village's streets, shops, and cafes or take a walk down to the harbour. Clovelly is a popular destination for photographers and Instagrammers due to its beautiful settings and views. No matter what time of year you visit, Clovelly is sure to impress!


6. Lundy Island



Lundy Island is located 12 miles off the coast of North Devon and is a great spot for photographers looking to capture some unspoilt scenery. The island offers dramatic views, diverse wildlife and interesting terrain, making it a great place to explore with your camera. Lundy is home to a variety of birds, including puffins, guillemots and razorbills, so it's also a great place for birdwatching. If you're planning a trip to Lundy, be sure to pack your camera!


7. Holdstone Down, Combe Martin


If endless rolling hills are more your thing, then look no further than the views from Holdstone Down. Located above Combe Martin, you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping views in all directions. Whether you’re looking out to sea (you can see Wales on a clear day!) or you’re looking over the valleys, you won’t find it difficult to grab a picture of these views!


8. Verity Statue, Ilfracombe



A little different than the rest, but we can’t mention photo spots without mentioning the weird but wonderful Verity statue in Ilfracombe. Created by Damien Hirst, this 20.25 metre tall sculpture stands on the pier at the harbour in Ilfracombe; although people might have different opinions on the statue, there’s no denying its eye-catching appearance makes for a good picture!


So there you have it, a round-up of our favourite photo spots around North Devon, easily accessible from Woolacombe!


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