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A Seasonal Escape: Visiting North Devon in the Autumn

As the vibrant hues of summer slowly give way to the warm and earthy tones of autumn, North Devon transforms into a captivating destination that beckons travelers seeking a different kind of coastal charm. Here, we invite you to discover the unique attractions and activities that make an Autumn getaway to North Devon an unforgettable experience.

1. Stunning Coastal Walks:

  • Autumn in North Devon brings milder temperatures and quieter beaches. It’s the perfect time for leisurely coastal walks along Saunton Sands Beach and the South West Coast Path. The crisp sea air and rustling leaves create a serene backdrop for exploration, without the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds.

2. Surfer’s Paradise:

  • Autumn brings consistent swells to North Devon’s renowned surf spots. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner, the autumn season offers fantastic waves and fewer crowds, making it an ideal time to ride the waves. Why not book a surf lesson in with one of the local surf schools?

3. Autumnal Foliage:

  • Witness the transformation of North Devon’s landscapes as the trees and hedgerows burst into a riot of autumn colors. Explore the countryside and woodland trails, capturing the breathtaking scenery with your camera. We’d always recommend a walk up the Tarka Trail, or one of the South West Coastpath routes.

4. Wildlife Watching:

  • Autumn is a prime time for birdwatching and wildlife spotting in North Devon. Head to nature reserves and wetlands to catch glimpses of migrating birds and resident wildlife preparing for winter. Braunton Burrows is the second largest sand dune system in the UK and abundant with flora and fauna. Braunton Burrows sits at the heart of the North Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. There are plenty of interesting walks with breathtaking views to keep you all busy. Follow the coastline to explore the best of the South West’s beaches; Croyde, Woolacombe, and Putsborough are a short drive away.

5. Cozy Retreats:

  • North Devon’s self-catering dog-friendly Saunton Beach Villas, provide a warm and welcoming base for your autumn adventures. Enjoy cozy evenings by inside or wrap up and enjoy some stargazing from your own garden – the dark nights here are perfect for watching the stars on a clear night whilst you listen to the waves crashing!

6. Seasonal Photography:

  • Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, Autumn in North Devon offers countless opportunities to capture the beauty of the changing seasons. From misty mornings to golden sunsets, the region is a photographer’s dream.

7. Autumnal Strolls:

  • Explore charming coastal villages and towns like Ilfracombe, Appledore, and Clovelly. Enjoy leisurely strolls along quaint streets and harbors, where you can sample fresh food and locally made treats.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the autumnal wonders of North Devon. With its unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cozy comforts, Autumn here is an experience like no other. Plan your seasonal escape today and let North Devon cast its enchanting spell on you.

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