Things to do

Blegberry is halfway between Bideford and Bude, whether it’s swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing, body boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, rock pooling or just relaxing in the sun we have a beach for you. There are also instructors in the area to teach you the many water sports available.

For the more adventurous visitor day trips by helicopter or boat to Lundy Island run regularly throughout the season. The neighbouring fishing village of Clovelly is always worth a visit with its beautiful cobbled streets leading down to the harbour where you can take a trip on one of the fishing boats or charter your own for more serious sport fishing.

There are several fishing lakes nearby for those of you who fancy a relaxing day by the water and catching you own supper. You could also hire a boat and row up and down the beautiful Bude canal.

Just on the outskirts of Hartland village there are beautiful gardens and nurseries for keen gardeners to explore or you can always enjoy a delicious cream tea as many of them have their own tea rooms. If you wish to travel a little further RHS Rosemoor Gardens in Torrington is a great place to discover the many flora and founa our area has to offer. As you can imagine we have many beautiful historic buildings and gardens in the area. Hartland Abbey is just a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk away and the beautiful St Nectan’s Church is just a little further on.

For children there is much to do in the area with a number of adventure parks including 'The Big Sheep', 'The Milky Way', 'Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park' and 'The South West Mountain Board Centre' to name a few. There are also bowling alleys, indoor soft play centres and riding stables all within a 30mins drive.

The main shopping towns are Barnstaple with all your main high street stores as well as the local independent retailers, Bideford town, an old historic fishing port with mainly independent retailers but also Atlantic Village, an outlet shopping centre on the outskirts and finally Bude which is a lovely seaside town with many cafes, independent shops including many surf retailers.