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Clovelly is one of the jewels on the North Devon coast.
The village is accessed via steep paths from the Visitor Centre. The reward, a timeless village with gift shops and refreshments available from the New Inn and Red Lion pubs and a number of cafés. Definitely a 'must see' if in the area.
The east-facing beach consists of hand sized pebbles and is protected by a small harbour wall. In fine weather the views of the cliffs to left and right are simply spectacular.
Just to the east of Clovelly lies Buck's Mills Beach.
Clovelly beach has excellent views of the North Devon coast and Bideford Bay and has several things of interest to explore, including an old lime kiln.
Parking is available in the village about half a mile inland. Dogs are permitted all year round.
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Family friendly
✔ Interesting geology
✔ Tourist information
OS Explorer Map 126: Clovelly & Hartland
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: