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Heddon's Mouth

Heddon's Mouth beach, Devon. Copyright image.
Copyright © Mark Jordan

Heddon's Mouth beach is a northwest-facing beach of rocks and large pebbles on the North Devon coast, roughly midway between Combe Martin and Lynmouth. The beach lies below rugged cliffs and is well worth the trek from the car park.

Situated at the end of the Heddon Valley, also known as Heddon Mouth Cleave, the beach is accessed by following a mile long (1.6 km.) wooded path on the east bank of the River Heddon from the car park of the Hunter's Inn at Parracombe.

Despite the tightly packed contours on your Ordnance Survey map, the route is surprisingly level as it runs parallel with the topography not across it.

Directions: To the right of the Inn is a track signed Heddon's Mouth. Follow the path down through woodland and where it splits keep left signed as 'Heddon's Mouth Beach'.

Cross the footbridge and head northwest towards the coast. Keep the river on your right hand side to pass beside the fenced circular structure just above the beach. This is a 18th Century lime kiln and has recently been restored by the National Trust. Follow the path as it narrows to steps and the beach.

The nearest facilities are located at the Hunter's Inn. Dogs are permitted all year round.


 Dogs permitted

 Interesting geology

OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

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.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lynton, Lynmouth, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Lynton, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Mortehoe.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowExmoor Zoological Park


	arrowHeddon Hall

	arrowLyn and Exmoor Museum

	arrowLynton Cliff Railway

	arrowBrendon Manor Stables

Combe Martin

	arrowDean Riding Stables

	arrowCombe Martin Wildlife Park

	arrowCombe Martin Museum

Blackmoor Gate

	arrowWistlandpound Reservoir




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