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Why book a cottage in Appledore?
Appledore is a small fishing village in North Devon located at the point the River Torridge and River Taw merge. The village has a rich maritime history and was an important location for shipbuilding - hundreds of vessels of all sizes have been built here since the 1850’s. Learn all about the history of this industry at the North Devon Maritime Museum. Visitors can enjoy displays and models of shipbuilding, as well as exploring the details of World War II landing experiments that were carried out in the area.
Navigate the winding cobbled streets of colourful terraced houses that lead down from the hillside to the seafront. Spend the day relaxing on the golden sand at Gray Sands beach or try crabbing from the pier. Appledore is home to some great pubs and restaurants, with many specialising in fresh, local seafood.
For anyone wanting to enjoy walking or cycling, the South West Coast Path runs for hundreds of miles in both directions. Nearby, Northam Burrows Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to many rare plants and animals. Explore 253 hectares of marshland, grassy plains and sand dunes.
Places to visit near Appledore
Jump on the ferry across the River Torridge to Instow, home to great beaches with sea conditions that are perfect for windsurfing. Visit the Waterside Gallery, showcasing works by some of Devon’s best artists or enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in one of the many great pubs and restaurants. Head west along the coast to Westward Ho!, renowned for its award winning beach. It has a blue flag in recognition of its excellent cleanliness and safety.
North Devon has some amazing places to visit and a cottage in Appledore means you can enjoy the delights of the village and also explore more of this area.