WALKING BREAKS IN NORTH DEVON
Where the moor meets the sea
"Walking at its most diverse, most spectacular and most delicious" - LONELY PLANET, on the South West Coast Path
We couldn't agree more... For demanding climbs, rewarding descents, dramatic landscapes, and sweeping sandy beaches, North Devon is one of the best places for a walking break.
for an unforgettable walking holiday
The Woolacombe Beach Retreats are a collection of self-catering holiday apartments in North Devon. Spacious, well-equipped, and located on the South West Coast Path, they are perfect for walking breaks. Sleeping 4 to 6 guests with free parking, free WiFi, outdoor pool, and space to wash and dry your walking gear, you can spend long days exploring the coast and return for comfortable nights in.
3 NIGHT WALKING HOLIDAYS FROM £255
SPACE TO RELAX
Flats and Apartments each have two bedrooms comprising of double and twin, sleeping 4-6, and one or two bathrooms. Living space is roomy with open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge with everything you need for a great stay - including SMART TV, washing machine, and floor-to-ceiling windows. We're dog-friendly too!
sleeping four to six
All Beach Retreats have an open plan living area complete with dining table, sitting chairs and SMART TV. Your kitchen is equipped with all the basics you will need; fridge, oven, kettle, toaster, washing machine, microwave, cutlery & crockery.
put your feet up
All Flats and Apartments have enclosed outdoor space - a patio or a balcony where you can store and dry your gear, or just watch the sunset.
From June to September the Mini Lido is heated for days off relaxing.
room to spread out
Private off-road parking is provided free of charge for one car per Beach Retreat
free & convenient
We have recently upgraded the WiFi in all the Beach Retreats. Free WiFi is included with your stay. Perfect for planning your walking reports.
fast & free
Check-in is contactless for your flexibility. Your Beach Retreat will be available from 4pm, and your key can be collected from a lockbox.
To check-out, simply leave your key in your lockbox on the day of departure.
& key lockbox
NORTH DEVON WALKING GUIDE
SOME OF THE BEST WALKING ROUTES IN THE UK
The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile adventure along the coast line of England's south west peninsula. It’s a place for life’s adventurers, one for the discoverers, the boundary pushers and the bucket listers. Walking the entire path will take around 56 days, but it’s easy to dip in and hike shorter stretches.
Devon, and especially North Devon, is blessed with some of the most dramatic clifftop climbs you'll find. Take Valley of The Rocks, for example. This U-shaped dry valley that runs parallel to the sea not only boasts magical views, but it's also home to the bravest flock of feral goats around. With two National Parks - Exmoor and Dartmoor - there is plenty to explore.
Avoid the summer crowds and discover North Devon at its most golden with our Autumn & Winter walking breaks - book your North Devon walking holiday now from just £255 for three nights.
Some of our favourite walks...
Beginning in the pretty harbour town of Ilfracombe, this walk features some of the finest coastal scenery anywhere. A handy bus-walk, you'll love the brooding rocks of Morte Point and the zig-zag walk to the top of Ilfracombe Torrs - carved into the rock face by the Victorians.
Ilfracombe to Woolacombe
Ilfracombe to Woolacombe
This circular route can be described as steep but sweet. Indeed, it is well worth a huff and puff for brilliant views of Morte Point and Woolacombe, along with an abundance of coastal flora and fauna. the lush coastal grasslands are especially rich for smaller birds, mammals and reptiles.
Woolacombe to Potters Hill
Woolacombe to Potters Hill
We know all of the best hiking and walking routes in North Devon. Whether you want an afternoon stroll or help planning a route with delicious foodie refueling stops on the way - we’re happy to help. Just get in touch with our team and we’ll do our best to answer your questions and help you plan your walking break.
3-NIGHT AUTUMN WALKING BREAK
Sea, shore & moor....
Book a Beach Retreat self-catering home from £240 for a three-night walking holiday and you'll have your pick of some of the most dramatic coastal routes in the UK. Stay from £85 per night, min. 3-night stay.
Based on up to 6 guests sharing a Beach Retreat Apartment: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroomss
Additional nights can be booked from £80 per night
Excludes school holidays and summer months (7-night minimum stay applies June - December)
STAY 3 NIGHTS FROM £240
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Subject to availability.
A minimum three-night stay applies, extra nights available (six nights maximum at this price)
Payment in full is required at the time of booking; this is non-refundable but transferable if required
A charge of £10 per night for up to two dogs applies (ground floor accommodation); pre-booking dog-friendly accommodation is essential
Ground floor accommodation sleeps up to 4, first-floor accommodation sleep 4/6
Applies to new bookings only, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer