Spring Holidays in North Devon

Spring Holidays in North Devon

North Devon is a stunning region famous for its beautiful coastline, picturesque countryside, and charming towns. Spring is an ideal time to explore the region, with milder weather, fewer crowds, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do in North Devon during spring.

Relax on the Beaches

beaches near woolacombe

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, people emerge from their winter hibernation to embrace the beauty of the outdoors. Spring is the perfect time to explore Devon's stunning coastline and relax on some of the UK's most beautiful beaches.

Croyde Beach is a popular destination for surfers, with its reliable waves and picturesque setting. Saunton Beach, on the other hand, is a three-mile stretch of sand backed by dunes and offers plenty of space for beach games or a long stroll. The beach is also a great spot for birdwatching, with a variety of species to be spotted in the surrounding nature reserve.

Woolacombe Beach is another popular choice and only 10-minutes away from our self-catered village. The beach is a long, sandy bay backed by rolling hills, and is perfect for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing.

If you want to take a dip in the waters this spring but prefer a warmer swimming experience, you'll be pleased to know that Willingcott offers a heated outdoor swimming pool. Our pool is open from May half-term until the end of September, providing ample opportunity for you to take a dip whenever you feel like it during your stay. Whether you're looking to start your day with a refreshing swim, or unwind after a long day of exploring, our pool is the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Visit Charming Towns and Villages

North Devon is home to several charming towns and villages that are worth visiting. Ilfracombe is a bustling seaside resort with a picturesque harbour and stunning cliffs. The ancient market town of Barnstaple is a vibrant hub of activity with a range of shops, bars, and restaurants. The village of Clovelly is a unique destination with its steep cobbled streets and traditional fishing harbour. Other notable places to visit include the surfing hotspot of Croyde, the quaint village of Mortehoe, and the historic town of Lynmouth.

Discover Local History and Culture

Why not make the most out of the longer evenings and spend a day out in Lundy Island? This is a beautiful and remote island that offers a unique glimpse into the region's history and natural beauty. Here, you can explore rugged landscapes, spot rare wildlife, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of this secluded paradise.

Back on the mainland, there are plenty of other attractions to discover. Watersmeet is a beautiful spot where two rivers meet, offering a picturesque setting for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Arlington Court is another must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, architecture, and natural beauty. The estate boasts a stunning Regency house, which is surrounded by picturesque gardens and parkland.

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Looking for Accommodation near Woolacombe?

self-catered holiday cottage accommodation near woolacombe

Are you planning a visit to North Devon? If so, why not stay at Willingcott Valley, a charming holiday village that offers self-catered cottages in Woolacombe perfect for groups of 2 to 8 people. Our cosy traditional cottages come equipped with all modern amenities, including Wi-Fi and underfloor heating, to make your stay relaxing. While staying at Willingcott Valley, you'll have access to shared facilities such as an outdoor heated swimming pool (open from May to September) and two play areas for kids.

Spring Bank Holiday Dates

Here are spring bank holiday dates in the UK so you can make the most out of your break!

Friday 29th March – Good Friday
Monday 1st April – Easter Monday
Monday 6th May – Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 27th May – Spring Bank Holiday

We look forward to seeing you at our holiday village!