Exploring North Devon

The Local Area

Within easy reach of the coast, and both Exmoor and Dartmoor, Eastacott Barton is the perfect base to explore the delights of North Devon. With fantastic surfing beaches, walks along coastal paths or across the moors, fishing in the lake or the local salmon rivers, cycling on the Tarka Trail, excellent golf courses, and great local pubs all close at hand, there are plenty of activities for everyone.

Local Beaches

Although Eastacott Barton is based in the glorious Devon countryside, we’re also only 20 miles from the dramatic North Devon Coast; meaning we can offer best of both worlds! With award winning beaches that are perfect for family days out, surfing, dog walks, and so much more, the North Devon Coast is absolutely worth a visit, and there are so many stretches of sand to choose from!

Dog Friendly Days Out

With hundreds of miles of glorious coastline, vast expanses of moorland, countryside, and National Parks to discover, it’s no surprise that Devon is a haven for dog-walkers. And we’re so lucky to be settled in the middle of it all; so whether you’re heading for the coast path, finding a trail on the moors, or heading on a spontaneous adventure, you’re sure to find the ideal day out with your furry friend! Here are some of our favourite dog-friendly attractions and locations nearby.

Countryside and Moorland

When it comes to National Parks, moorland, and vast countryside, Devon truly is spoilt! So many visitors head to the county to explore its dramatic coastlines without stopping to appreciate the endless rolling green hills that span across Devon. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new hiking route, walking the dog, or simply on a spontaneous adventure in the countryside, you’re sure to find your ideal spot that will blow you away! 

Family Days Out

Across Devon are so many attractions, experiences and locations that are perfect for a family day out, and we’re so lucky to have several nearby! From zoos, to adventure centres, experiences, theme parks and more, there is so much to do – rain or shine! So, to save you some time before your family day out, we’ve gathered some of our favourite nearby attractions that the whole family are sure to enjoy!

Enjoy a Day Trip

We always enjoy recommending local attractions and locations for our guests to enjoy. But sometimes, you just can’t beat packing the car, and heading further afield for a day trip – that’s what holidays are for, right?! From secluded islands, to charming seaside towns, cities, and areas of beauty, we’ve gathered some of our favourite suggestions for your next day trip in the West Country!

Local Pubs and Food

One of the most common questions we hear from our guests after their long days of exploring Devon’s coast and countryside is…. you guessed it, ‘where’s the pub?!’ Although we’re set deep in the Devonshire countryside, we’re lucky to have several pubs that are all bursting with character and history at our doorstep. Whether you’re looking for a locally sourced pint, a hot drink after a day’s walking, or a traditional pub meal by a roaring fire, you’re sure to find your ideal pub in the area. Here are some the pubs that are most popular amongst our guests!