Sandaway Beach Holiday Park is set in the seaside village of Combe Martin, the gateway to Exmoor.
Combe Martin is a traditional seaside village with gift shops, fish and chip takeaways, pubs and cafes. It also has two beaches and there are plenty of water activities including sea kayaking, paddle boarding and coastal rafting.
You are within easy reach of some of the most beautiful parts of the North Devon coastline including the fantastic beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton and the park itself directly links to the South West Coastal path, so you can follow the coast around through Watermouth into Ilfracombe or venture out through Lorna Doone country to Lynton and Lynmouth.
There are a range of visitor attractions on the doorstep including Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle, Arlington Court and a little further afield you have The Big Sheep which is a great family day out.
For many people though, the charm of Combe Martin lies within the raw beauty of the area where rolling hills meet dramatic cliffs as the sea melts into the horizon.
The Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way have got attractions to suit all ages, whatever the weather. With over 85,000 sq ft of indoor fun and acres of outdoor activities, The Milky Way Adventure Park has it all!Visit Site
One of the West Country's premier Family Tourist Attractions where you can enjoy, a Victorian Castle full of eclectic treasures, nostalgic displays and curios, a theme park including rides and play areas, and beautiful landscaped gardens.Visit Site
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
Over 28 acres of spectacular gardens within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can experience at close hand many amazing animals, life sized dinosaurs and much much more!Visit Site
Exmoor Zoological Park is home to 170 species of wildlife. The park is set in 12 acres of land with roaming peacocks and wildfowl.Visit Site
Ilfracombe Aquarium is an award-winning, all-weather, educational attraction located in the Old Lifeboat House alongside Ilfracombe's picturesque and historic harbour.Visit Site
Mullacott Equestrian Centre
Enjoy a fast gallop across the beach or a hack around the farm. Discounts available.Visit Site
A network of hand carved tunnels leading to unique sheltered beaches and tidal victorian bathing pool.Visit Site
This three-mile long stretch of golden sand has won both the blue flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards for it's cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Life guards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water.Visit Site
Croyde Bay is a magical place with a superb sandy beach. Croyde is now deemed to be amongst the top surfing venues in the UK and there are surf schools and shops in the village. The village itself is steeped in old-world charm and has a couple of great pubs where you van enjoy a drink and something to eat.Visit Site
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The cliff railway is the most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns and will be one of the highlights of the day - for Mums, Dads and all the family. Enjoy stunning views of Exmoor as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track; from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above.Visit Site
South West Coastal Path
Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.Visit Site
Surfside Kayak Hire
The longest established Sea kayaking company in North Devon. Surfside offer Kayak rental, stand up paddle board hire, guided kayak tours, wetsuit hire and fishing tackle hire. Special discount for John Fowler Holidays guests. Please ask at Reception.Visit Site
Small pebble beach opposite the entrance to Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park. Great for rock pooling and pet friendly.
Combe Martin Beach
Combe Martin beach is a mixture of mostly shingle and pebbles, but it becomes more sandy as you approach the water. It's a great location for swimming as its sheltered position means that it's protected from particularly strong currents or waves. There are water sports such as kayaking from the beach and it is a great for rock pooling with the kids. Dogs are banned between 1st May and 30th September.
Barnstaple Pannier Market
Largely unchanged in over 150 years, Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market has a wide range of stalls. Open all year round Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, there is something for everyone. Watch out for monthly Sunday food markets with street food stalls.Visit Site
Marshford Organic Foods
A family run business now celebrating 30 years of providing North Devon with the tastiest, freshest organic food.Visit Site
Local Farm Box
Local Farm Box promises to deliver the freshest vegetables and fruits from local farms and independent producers. Seasonal produce is grown locally; they do not use unnecessary packaging and, compared to the supermarkets,transport mileage is negligible.Visit Site
Combe Martin Farmers' Market
The Combe Martin Farmers Market is held in the Village Hall every 3rd Saturday of the month between 9.30am and 12pm. A popular and delightful village market which sells locally produced, grown and made products.
The Dolphin Pub & Restaurant
Situated directly opposite Combe Martin beach, Downstairs the bar is a great place to relax with a drink, we have a lovely open log fire on all day to keep you warm in the winter months.. Upstairs offers a delicious selection of homemade meals and desserts, and a great wine list. Bar meals are also served downstairs Wednesday - Saturday and on Sundays there is a Carvery. Dogs welcome.Visit Site
The Castle Inn
A former coaching Inn,they are a traditional pub serving fine real ales along with guest beers and ciders. A Carvery is served every Sunday. Dog friendly.Visit Site
Sawmills Pub & Restaurant
The Old Sawmills Inn is owned by a local family business. They serve quality craft Beers and Ales, Westcountry Ciders alongside good wholesome food. Fresh sustainable fish comes from day boats out of Ilfracombe and all beef comes from local Devon and Exmoor suppliers. Part of the restaurant is designed dog friendly.Visit Site
Difficulty: Challenging. An inspiring walk with far-reaching views over coast and hills. Listen out for warblers, as well as nesting seabirds on the cliffs and ravens on the hillside. Please note this walk includes steep, muddy paths that can be very slippery, with substantial ascent and descent.Visit Site
Combe Martin to Woolacombe
Difficulty: Challenging. This is a truly spectacularly wild and beautiful section of the South West Coast Path, which includes some easy cliff paths across farmland around Ilfracombe and Woolacombe and some more strenuous ascents, especially between Lee Bay and Morte Point. The area around Morte is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its beautiful maritime heathland and grasses.Visit Site
Baggy Point Circular Walk
Difficulty: Easy. This short circular walk along the western flank of Baggy Point will reward you with far-reaching coastal, sea and farmland views. It's also an excellent place to see wild flowers and for a spot of bird-watching. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its geological features.Visit Site
Lynton/Lynmouth to Combe Martin
Difficulty: Strenuous. This is part of R. D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone territory and the landscape is so extraordinary that legend has explained its origin as the acts of the Devil. From here there are some challenging climbs, including reaching the highest point of the South West Coast Path, and lovely views along beautiful stretches following the edge of the land, away from civilisation.Visit Site
The Big Sheep
All weather family fun attraction. Features indoor play barn, fairground rides, animal barn, gin distillery and on site brewery. Be sure not to miss the famous sheep racing!Visit Site
Arlington Court is a family estate with over 2,700 acres to explore. There's a grand Victorian mansion plus working stable yard and Carriage Museum, full of horse drawn vehicles and impressive carriages, and a Bat Cam Room, where you can see footage of the colony of horseshoe bats that live at Arlington!Visit Site
Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide. In the hubbub of the modern world it is a place apart, peaceful and unspoiled.Visit Site
Set in a secluded valley, nestling snugly near the Heritage Coast of Ilfracombe, North Devon, the Manor House is thought to date from the 11th century. Paranormal events at Chambercombe Manor are very popular as it is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United Kingdom. You can also enjoy one of their famous cream teas, light lunches, delicious cakes, snacks, tea/coffee, a range of soft drinks,wine, beer and cider in the cosy tea rooms.Visit Site
Wild Pear Beach
Less than 1 mile from Combe Martin, this pretty and secluded beach is accessed via the South West Coastal Path. The walk is steep and can be testing in places but it is beautiful when you get. Due to its secluded location, this beach is popular with naturists. Dog friendly all year.Visit Site
Lynton and Lynmouth
Lynton stands some 450ft above its sister village of Lynmouth and in the 18th and 19th Centuries inspired Romantic poets and authors and became a popular tourist resort owing much of it development to the wealthy publisher, Sir George Newnes.Visit Site
The Boathouse Instow
Overlooking golden sands and the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers, The Boathouse in Instow is a beach bar and restaurant with a serious passion for great food, fresh fish, fine wines and good times. Just a short distance from three of our holiday parks, The Boathouse is certainly a beautiful place to visit whilst you are in North Devon.Visit Site