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devon good base for classical devon

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devon good base for classical devon

looking to travel to devon, not sure north or south , just wondered for a week only can anyone recommend a destination with a nice beach , and all the traditional stuff associated with this area.

cream tea rooms, cobbled streets, quant shops, good choice of days out within 10 miles, some pubs, street entertainment, etc have been to paignton before have seen a nice site at westward ho , but not sure if too quiet , 3 adults no children or pets

regards

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1. Re: devon good base for classical devon

Haven't been to westward ho! for a while now, but used to frequent the place when my kids were younger. The beach is huge and sandy- the tide goes out a long way so there's always loads of room for everyone. It's close to Bideford for smallish shops and low key nightlife, although there were always a few pubs and restaurants in Westward Ho! Itself. Barnstable is about 10 miles away and is the local big town. I'm due a return visit to North Devon, I think!

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2. Re: devon good base for classical devon

Westward Ho! has a lovely beach but is more amusement arcades & surf shops than cobbled streets. You are not far from Clovelly which is a private cobbled village (entrance cost) and Lynmouth might also suit you if you have a car. Perhaps look at Croyde as an alternative - lovely beach & lively village nightlife.

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3. Re: devon good base for classical devon

Not many cobbled streets around but apart from that Exmouth might suit you and you could visit Exeter's Gandy Street for the cobbles www.exeter.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7561

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4. Re: devon good base for classical devon

Agree with Riotstar. Westward Ho! isn't really a typical Devon village, not at all 'quaint' ,and the beach is the best thing about it.

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5. Re: devon good base for classical devon

Westward Ho is nothing much. For a lovely beach and a small village have a look at Croyde.

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7. Re: devon good base for classical devon

Ask on the Devon forum rather than the Westward Ho one. There are so many good places, do you want to take days out to visit Devon or just stay in one place? There are wonderful beaches in Devon, this may help: www.thebeachguide.co.uk and www.visitdevon.co.uk

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8. Re: devon good base for classical devon

just returned from westward ho last week had a fab time been many times good location base for getting out and about as said beach fantastic when tides out few more shops now small arcade and plenty more cafes . near places of interest to go lots of lovely walks Clovelly ,Hartland ,Linton and Lynmouth ,to name just a couple if your into that sort of thing plus other lovely beaches to visit not far away were ever you go in north Devon you wont be disapointed ,

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9. Re: devon good base for classical devon

This post is three years old. They've been and gone.

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10. Re: devon good base for classical devon

ooops !!! should have gone to specsavers !!! lol x

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