The nearest village to Longlands, is the picturesque coastal village of Combe Martin. Its sheltered bay is perfect for sea kayaking and there are plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide. Visit the Museum and learn about its long history including silver mining and strawberry growing! Enjoy coffee & a beach view at Wabasso art café or tuck into sensational fish & chips from Top Chippy or Black & White.
Lots to see and do including Tunnels Beaches, voted one of the best rock pooling beaches in the country; the Harbour, which has one of the world’s largest tidal change of 15m/45ft; Verity, Damien Hirst’s 20m/60ft bronze sculpture; the Aquarium, and St Nicholas’s Chapel & lighthouse with amazing views and lots of history.
Lynton & Lynmouth
The beautiful Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are just 20 minutes away. A trip on the Cliff Railway that links the two is a must. Enjoy lunch or cream tea in the Exmoor Pavilion on the sea front at Lynmouth, next to the Cliff Railway. Visit the Flood Museum and see how Lynmouth has changed.
Porlock is a traditional Exmoor village nestling in the hollow of Exmoor Coast, whilst Porlock Weir is a quaint little harbor with a unique charm that has to be experienced.
Visit Dulverton at the heart of Exmoor and step back in time. Marvel at the Tarr steps: an ancient clapper bridge. Roam the many lovely antique, boutique and gift shops. Enjoy a cream tea in one of the many tea rooms or take time for a delicious lunch at Woods winebar.
Explore the medieval town of Duster and its wealth of shops and historical buildings, including 11th Century Dunster Castle & the Old Yarn Market. Try a Tasca at Tessa’s Tea Room & Courtyard. Explore the Castle & gardens.
Catch the ferry over from Instow and wander the cobbled streets of the quaint fishing village of Appledore. Many of the fisherman’s cottages date back to Elizabethan times.
The steep cobbled high street winds past 16th century white washed cottages down to the ancient harbor. No cars allowed – instead donkeys are used to ferry goods and people up and down! Wear sensible shoes and be prepared to pay the admissions charge.