Where to go in and around Combe Martin

There are plenty of places to explore in and around Combe Martin. You can spend an hour or two in the local museum. Or take a day trip to Lundy Island. Or maybe take a wander up to the famous South West Coast Path to take in the incredible views. Here are our favourite places to go:


South West Coast Path

Walk or hike along this stunning coastal path.  

See South West Coast website

Exmoor National Park

Enjoy the fauna and flora of this famous national park. 

See Exmoor website


Visit Damian Hirst’s famous statue in Ilfracombe.

See Visit Ilfracombe website

Arlington Court National Trust

Visit this stunning Regency house and gardens. 

See Arlington Court website

Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

See real animals and a few animatronic ones too.

See Wildlife and Dinosaur Park website

Valley of the Rocks

Take a hike round this stunning U-shaped valley. 

See Visit Exmoor website

Combe Martin Museum

Discover the area’s maritime and social history.  

See Combe Martin Museum website

Watermouth Castle

Enjoy this family theme park in nearby Ilfracombe.

See Watermouth Castle website

Hangman Hills

Take a hike and enjoy spectacular coastal views.  

See South West Coast Path website

Browns Antique Shop

Shop for quirky one-of-a-kind items.

See Browns Antique and Reclamation website

Exmoor Zoo

See amphibians, mammals and the famous Exmoor Beast.

See Exmoor Zoo website

Lynton and Lynmouth 

Explore the pretty, romantic villages of Exmoor.

See Lynton and Lynmouth website

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Travel in a Victorian Railway from the 1890s.

See The Lynton and Barnstaple railway website


Explore this picturesque fishing village and estate.

See Clovelly website


Explore this historic fishing village on the Taw and Torridge.

See Visit Devon website

Lorna Doone Valley

Walk through the area made famous by novelist RD Blackmore.

See Lorna Doone Valley website

Combe Martin Silver Mines

Take a tour of these ancient mines both above and below ground.

See Combe Martin Silver Mines website


Visit the spectacular RHS garden at Great Torrington.

See RHS website

Tarr Steps

Visit the famous clapper bridge across the River Barle.

See Exmoor National Park website


Explore a dramatic river gorge and ancient woodland. 

See Natural Trust website

Watermouth Harbour

Explore a beautiful natural harbour with stunning views.

See Watermouth Harbour website


Visit a picturesque historic harbour with quaint pastel houses.

See Ilfracombe website

Chambercombe Manor

Discover a Norman manor recorded in the Domesday Book.

See Chambercombe Manor website

Quince Honey Farm

Visit a working honey farm with tours and children’s activities.

See Quince Honey Farm website

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Explore this military museum’s tanks, trucks, helmets and artillery. 

See Cobbaton Combat Collection website


Visit a traditional market town with an indoor market.

See Visit Devon website

South Molton

Visit a traditional market town with a market and antique shops.

See Visit Devon website


Lundy Island

Take a day trip to this tranquil island.

See Landmark Trust website


Combe Martin

Explore the rock pools or go for a swim.

See Visit Devon website

Newberry Beach

Explore this pretty dog-friendly beach.

See the Beach Guide website


Discover this sheltered little cove full of caves and nooks.

See the Beach Guide website

Wild Pear

Enjoy this wonderfully quiet and peaceful little beach. 

See Visit Devon website

Saunton Sands

Enjoy surfing or swimming on this glorious sandy beach.

See Visit Devon website


Enjoy the clear water and great surf on one of the UK’s best beaches.

Visit Putsborough website

Instow Beach

Enjoy sunbathing on this pretty sandy beach. 

See the beach Guide website


Enjoy swimming, sunbathing and surfing at this popular sandy beach.

See Visit Devon website


Visit this award-winning beach and one of the best in the UK.

See the Beach Guide website