Combe Martin is surrounded by the most scenic countryside, with Exmoor National Park to the east and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the west. The village is on the coast with the iconic South West Coast Path passing through the village. You can enjoy some of the best kayaking and walking country straight from your accommodation!
Combe Martin Bay has a shingle and sand beach when the tide is high, but at low tide there is a lovely sandy beach with lots of rockpools to investigate, making the area ideal for family holidays. There are spectacular views across the bay to dramatic headlands beyond. Combe Martin Bay offers a safe place for many activities and for all ages.
There is a fantastic selection of accommodation in the area including campsites and touring parks, guest houses, traditional inns and B&Bs. Take a look at some of the options below:
Acorns Guest House: The Acorns Guest house is situated in the heart of Combe Martin and offers 7 well-appointed bedrooms, some with sea views. The Victorian guest house is ideally located just 3 minutes from the beach and the south west coast path.
Horizon Holiday Cottage: a fabulous three-storey Victorian seafront home conveniently located on the South West Coastal Path, with Newberry Beach just a few steps from the front door. From the house you can enjoy uninterrupted views across the cove and sea.
Longlands: A carefully selected cluster of luxury glamping lodges located in the wilds of North Devon. Shrug away daily cares and immerse yourself in a simpler life as you get closer to nature and reconnect as a family.
Lion House Bed & Breakfast: A former Public House/Inn built in 1890, Lion House offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation with four light and spacious rooms providing guests with the highest levels of quality and comfort.
Manleigh Park: Manleigh Park is situated on the outskirts of Combe Martin offering caravan, chalets and log cabin accommodation. The park enjoys spectacular views out to sea in one direction and towards Exmoor in the other.
Newberry Beach Lodge: Small and quirky family run B&B. Newberry Beach Lodge is located down a quiet country lane, fronting onto the South West Coast Path, on the edge of beautiful Exmoor.
Newberry Valley Park: Newberry Valley Touring, and Camping Park is the perfect place to retreat and relax. An AA five pennant, family-run site in a rural position on the edge of Combe Martin, it is less than five minutes’ walk from the beaches, pubs, and village shops.
Pack o’ Cards: Chris & Debbie would like to welcome you all to the “Pack o’ Cards” where they have lived and run the pub, restaurants and accommodation since 1997. Pack o’ Cards is a family friendly Inn situated within the beautiful seaside village of Combe Martin.
Saffron house Bed & Breakfast: Saffron House is set in an elevated position in south facing gardens with outdoor pool and decked area. The south west coastal path is on our doorstep and we are a short walk from the beach.
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park: Sandaway Beach Holiday Park stands on a cliff’s edge at the very edge of the ocean with breathtaking sea views. A stepped path leads you to Sandaway’s private ‘Mermaid’s Cove’ beach. The cove has a rocky foreshore and sprinkling of sand and is the perfect spot for fishing in rock pools!
Shack & Pantry: Retreat offering luxury glamping and a variety of laidback retreats & wellness experiences including Yoga & Surf Retreat weekends at their beautifully converted barn. The surroundings are peaceful and relaxing, providing a combination of coastal and rural views along with a delicious menu from the pantry to tickle most tastebuds.
Stowford Farm Meadows: Looking for a family friendly touring caravan site in North Devon, a touring park for your motorhome holiday or simply a great camping pitch for your camping holiday? Stowford Farm Meadows has a superb rural camping and caravan site from which to explore the best of North Devon.
The Castle Inn: A former coaching inn, The Castle Inn is a traditional local pub serving fine real ales along with guest beers and ciders. To the rear of the pub is our lovely sunny beer garden with views of the 12th century Parish Church.
There are some fantastic places to eat in the village, including:
The Dolphin Inn: Situated directly opposite the beach, The Dolphin Inn has some of the best views in the area. They offer a delicious selection of homemade meals and desserts, and a great wine list, a real treat for the foodies.
The Fo’c’s’le Inn: The Fo’c’s’le Inn is situated on the water’s edge. Their harbour lounge restaurant enjoys panoramic views of Combe Martin’s beach where you can savour an excellent meal from their extensive menu whilst watching the waves gentle lapping on the shore.
We couldn’t not mention the Harbour Deli who offer delicious home cooked food. The Black & White Chip Shop is one of the best chippies we can’t get enough. The Galleon Tea Room serves great food with balcony seating and you have to try the The Top Chippy!
For more information about the local area please see the Visit Combe Martin website.