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Local Places to Visit

Braunton (within walking distance)

The Yard
Caen Street
EX33 1AA

The Bakehouse Centre
Caen Street
EX33 1AA

Braunton – Walking/Driving Distance (ie over 15 mins walk)

A breath-taking stretch of sand dunes for more than just walking.

A trail to the most southerly part of the beach.Excellent for flowering plants and birds.


For more information about local beaches, please visit our Local Beaches page here.

Saunton Sands (2.5 miles)

Croyde Beach (4 miles)

Putsborough Sands (4.5 miles)

Woolacombe (5 miles)

Towns & Villages

Fremington (8 miles)

Bike from here to Appledore and Instow on the Tarka Trail

Appledore (17 miles)

A small fishing village with a remarkable calendar of events

Instow (12 miles)

A great family favourite all year round and glorious in bloom

Barnstaple (6.5 miles)

A wealth of independent boutique shops and local food producers

Ilfracombe (9 miles)

Home of the famous Damien Hirst sculpture, Verity

Westward Ho! (16 miles)

Unusually named after the title of Charles Kingsley’s novel Westward Ho!

Abbotsham (16 miles)

Part of the original endowment of Tavistock Abbey from which it takes its name

Umberleigh Bridge (14 miles)

Listed in the Domesday book and steeped in history

Clovelly (26 miles)

Famed for its steep, pedestrianised main street – a unique experience

Local Surfing Schools

North Devon Surf School


32 minutes from Dimmet by car (16.2 miles)

Nick Thorn Surf Coaching


15 minutes from Dimmet by car (4.3 miles)

Croyde Surf Academy


9 minutes from Dimmet by car (3.8 miles)

Other Attractions & Activities

There are various National Trust attractions in the area including Lundy Island to which you can get a ferry from Bideford or Ilfracombe, Baggy Point, and Arlington Court with its horse-drawn carriage museum.

You might also like to visit The Big Sheep, with shows and rides including Devon’s largest roller coaster, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, or spend time exploring the Tarka Trail – one of the country’s longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths. A must in February is Snowdrop Valley which, as its name suggests, is a beautiful, hidden valley full of snowdrops. Exmoor National Park is only 17 miles away, and is an amazing place to have a picnic!

If you need ideas for great days out with the kids, Day Out With Kids have a brilliant list of fun activities for you and your family.

(Distances shown are approximate driving distances)