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Watermouth beach, Devon. Copyright image.
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Watermouth Beach is set in a scenic location midway between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast.

The beach, northwest facing, is a mixture of mud and sand and lies within a long inlet forming a natural harbour. The surrounding cliffs are spectacular and the small sheltered cove is popular with yachtsmen and recreational sailors. Many pleasure boats are also moored here when not in use.

The nearby Watermouth Castle was built in 1825 by Arthur Davy Bassett for his wife. Over the years the Castle fell into disrepair and was finally purchased by Richard Haines and his family in 1977. They have worked hard to make it one of North Devon's premier tourist attractions. The Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle is now a real family attraction, suitable for all ages.

A number of accommodation options are available for visitors with choices ranging from a night in Watermouth Castle or under canvas at the nearby Little Meadow Camp Site or Watermouth Valley Camping Park. Watermouth Cove Holiday Park also offers tents, touring caravans and chalets.

The holiday parks usually provide the bulk of the visitors to the beach. The beach has easy access and parking nearby whilst other facilities may be available at the holiday parks.

Dogs are allowed 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 Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Lynton and Braunton.

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 Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and Braunton.

Nearby Attractions




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