A spirit of exploration is central to the ethos of Wanderlust Life. If you're passing through North Devon, consider adding some of these handpicked hidden gems to your own itinerary.
In association with the National Trust, street food sensations Seadog recently launched this toothsome café overlooking Middle Beach near Woolacombe.
Sumptuous new screening room in the Woolacombe Bay Hotel where 30 viewers can sit on plush sofas, catch new releases, sip cocktails & chomp £1 popcorn.
A sand-bottom, rock-encircled cove that’s a perfect for a paddle. From 5pm nightly, the shack at the end of the slipway serves delicious plates of Sri Lankan curry.
Storm in a Teacup
Funny little former boat that’s now a top spot for slices of cake. Find it on picturesque Watermouth Harbour near Berrynarbor.
Out-of-the-way beach for wild swimming and rockpooling. To access, climb down 200 steps or rent a kayak from Active Escape in Watermouth Cove.
AYKA Rum Bar
When it gets too hot, you’ll find us here sipping the Caribbean’s most cooling export. Conveniently situated on the crossroads in the heart of Braunton.
The iconic Combesgate coffeeshop-in-a-horsebox now serves donuts and Allpress espresso from a new shop location a short walk from our workshop & Life Store.
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Atlantic, this new opening in the Saunton Sands Hotel is a local go-to for healthy hedonism.
New pedal-friendly opening on the South West Coastal path adjacent to the Braunton Burrows biosphere reserve. Featuring live music on Fridays.
Morning yoga classes on the beach in Croyde Bay with Andrew Blake are well worth the 8am kickoff. Timetables are updated regularly @blakeybayfitness
Appledore Instow Ferry
Sweet passenger vessel connecting two atmospheric seaside villages. Runs every 10 minutes according to tides, so check timetables online.
Award-winning seafood shack on the sands of Instow. The oysters are shucked to order and the fish finger sandwiches are spectacular.
This tiny pub in maritime Appledore features an incredible lineup of live music. If you have a campervan, stay overnight in the public waterfront carpark.
The Royal George
A beautiful recent restoration makes the most of the view where the Taw & Torridge Rivers meet. The menu is exceptional, too.
Yelland Manor Brewery
If you’re a fan of quirky drinking dens, this spot is for you. Discover this distinctly Devonian microbrewery as you cycle the Tarka Trail.