Explore the Coast; the new map-based site from the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The website is designed to help you and your family fully explore the fascinating and beautiful coastline from Combe Martin on the edge of Exmoor to Welcombe on the Cornish border.
Information for visitors (and residents) to the Torridge Area
Welcome to Torridge
Where the North Devon coast meets countryside, offering wonderful opportunities to see and do so much - whether you prefer a relaxing weekend away or a fun packed adventure holiday, the coast, countryside or bustling market towns; Torridge has it all.
Discover what's on and local customs and festivals in the Torridge area; from Potwalloping and May Fair celebrations to music events and of course the famous local agricultural shows.
Information on types of accommodation available and where to eat can also be found on the download section on the right hand side of this page.
Below you will find a list of useful tips and ideas designed to make your stay here in our beautiful district more enjoyable. To the right, some useful links giving you more information on what to do and where to go.
Explore the North Devon Coast
Tourist Information Centres
There are three Tourist Information Centres in our District which have facilities to help both visitors and locals get the best from the area. You can be assured of a friendly and efficient service from all of the Tourist Information Centres,whose services include:
Tourist Parking Permits
Tourist Permits are a great option if you are on holiday or visiting friends or family in Torridge and cost just £20 for seven consecutive days parking.
Appledore- A unique little fishing village
A thriving medieval market town, full of charm and history, offering a selection of both specialised and more general shops. There are many narrow streets, largely untouched by time, and both guided tours and individual walking trails are available.
Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most famous villages in the world. The single cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional whitewashed cottages festooned with fuchsias and geraniums.
Great Torrington - The Cavalier Town
Hartland - a beautiful and unspoilt peninsula that is a haven of peace and tranquillity
Holsworthy - Ancient Port Town
- Lundy Island
Westward Ho! - Award-winning Blue Flag Beach
Welcombe - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of superb coastal walking from Minehead to Poole.
North Devon Tourism Development Strategy 2005 - 2015 is a ten year plan to promote and develop tourism in North Devon. A full copy of the document can be downloaded by clicking on the link.
Webcams in North Devon - follow the links to see what you're missing!
One of the best places to find local crafts and homemade food items is at a local market. Many towns in the area have regular pannier markets housed in traditional buildings where locals set up stalls each week. These include:
The natural environment of Torridge provides the perfect opportunity for a whole range of activities in stunning surroundings.
More Places to Visit
From museums to theme parks and factory shopping to beautiful beaches, parks, countryside and gardens, Torridge has it all.
Easy to get to - much harder to leave !
A selection of webcam sites covering the North Devon Area - See what you're missing !