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Top 10 Getaway Ideas in North Devon

A beautiful beach in North Devon perfect for UK getaways

If you are looking for the perfect getaway, then look no further than Byron Woolacombe Holiday Apartments in North Devon. Whether it’s a romantic rendezvous, group gathering, or birthday bash, our unique UK getaway ideas can cover it all!

Read our top recommendations for getaways at Byron. There is something to suit everyone!

1 – Romantic getaways

If you are looking to sweep someone off their feet, then North Devon offers the perfect combination of charm, nostalgia and swoon-worthy vistas to ensure you get off on the right foot!

With a charming seaside town on your doorstep, a multitude of quaint villages and rural tourist spots within a short distance you can enjoy endless days exploring boutique shops and restaurants or simply soaking in the romantic atmosphere hand in hand. 

Why not seize the moment and check out our long weekend availability?

Get inspired and read our best restaurants guide or look at the amazing activities you could dive into with our Luxury Romantic getaway ideas blog!

Couple on a romantic getaway in North Devon
Romantic sunset by the beach
Romantic beach walk

2 – Weekend getaways

Weekend getaways and breaks away in the North Devon are perfect for exploring the beauty of our British coast. With staycations in ever-increasing demand, why not indulge in a short break and see what all the fuss is about?

Whether it’s a foodie break with friends or an adventurous leap into the unknown leave the woes of the weekday schedule at home and break the routine with a short escape!

With a plethora of hidden beaches dotted along our SSSI coastline, how many can you visit in one weekend? With some of the most dog-friendly beaches in the UK, there is no need to book a dog sitter!

Not only is there so much to experience on a weekend break to North Devon, but you will also be reducing your carbon footprint by staying within the UK, double win!

Exploring a rocky beach during a weekend getaway
Private dining for your weekend getaway
Coastal walk during a weekend getaway

3 – Birthday getaways

If you want to celebrate your birthday in style, a closer to home stay is the perfect option! Whether it’s with friends, family or just the two of you North Devon offers the ideal location to tick off everyone’s wish list!

Situated just moments from the award-winning Woolacombe beach, why not tackle that bucket list and book in a surfing lesson, alternatively gather the troops and get everyone involved by booking a group coasteering session.  Check out our partner pages for more discounted activities!

If you are looking for something a little less adventurous, why not mark the occasion with a picnic on the beach or at your favourite viewpoint? With our local partner Boho Picnics, enjoy delicious homemade food, boutique crockery and beautiful decoration set up for your arrival and taken down for your ease so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy time with your chosen guest list!

However you choose to spend your special day, ensure the memories last a lifetime.

Surf school at Woolacombe
A luxury picnic ideal for birthday getaways
Group coasteering session during a UK birthday getaway

4 – Christmas and New Years getaways

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Christmas season with a Winter getaway. With the party season in full swing, social expectations, work dos and family commitments December can pass in the blink of an eye!

Why not slow down and enjoy the festive season as it should be, with the ones you love enjoying precious time together.

With its seaside towns offering a taste of nostalgia, traditional Christmas markets and lighting events, North Devon offers you the space and change of pace we all deserve at this time of year.

Enjoy waking up on Christmas morning and celebrating like a true North Devoner, a refreshing dip in the icy waters just moments from your pillow. A sure way to set you up for a long day of good company!

For inspiration check out our ‘Things to do in North Devon at Christmas blog or for our tips on the best North Devon Christmas markets read here!

North Devon harbour town winter illuminations during Christmas and New Year
Family visiting North Devon Christmas market during a Christmas getaway
Christmas lights around a North Devon coastal town

5 – Last minute getaways

Dive into a last minute adventure! Your time is precious so if the opportunity for a last minute getaway arises then don’t waste time in bagged cues and waiting rooms!

North Devon offers everything a holiday abroad can without the travelling time. From sandy beaches, turquoise seas, rolling country hills to some of the most spectacular sunsets out there, all your holiday desires are met!

Soak up the relaxed coastal vibe or head out and explore something further afield. Woolacombe is perfectly placed to explore the best days out in North Devon.

Make sure the camera is packed as this picture-perfect location is sure to see you gaining likes! Check out some of our favourite dramatic photo spots all within close proximity to your luxury apartment!

Looking to extend your stay (we don’t blame you!) read our top tips for a work staycation in Woolacombe with no need to take annual leave!

Waterfalls and river near Watersmeet
North Devon coastal path
Family dog walking

6 – Dog friendly getaways

A dog’s love is incomparable, their selfless affection explains why more of us than ever are now proud owners!  So why not return the love and take them away on a trip that will provide memories that last a lifetime.

With its multitude of dog-friendly beaches, eateries and shops Woolacombe is a perfect location to let legs bound free. Stroll along sandy stretches or explore the endless dramatic coastal paths from the village centre. We promise there are some truly spectacular walks to be had around every corner!

With recent summers providing warmer weather why not opt for a winter break to avoid panting partners? We have rounded up some top reasons why we think autumn and winter is the best time to arrange a dog-friendly break!

Not only are many of our luxury apartments dog-friendly but we also offer a doggy outdoor shower head to clean off sandy paws. We have also partnered with Koola Dogz so all your pet needs are covered within walking distance of your apartment!

Walking the dog on a North Devon beach
Dog walking on the North Devon coast
Dog sitting in a restaurant during a Byron Woolacombe dog friendly getaway

7 – Family getaways

North Devon is renowned for being of the UK’s best family friendly destinations, and for good reason! With our wide sandy beaches, nostalgic seaside resorts, local family orientated theme parks and endless outdoor adventures there is something for every member of the family to enjoy!

Check out some of our favourite family friendly things to do, from wildlife cruises to spotting life-size dinosaurs amongst beautiful countryside, family days out in North Devon have evolved from the days of soggy fish and chips and buckets and spades!

In summer enjoy long easy beach days, explore new coves, or just relax on the terrace of your beachside apartment.  In winter enjoy the quieter sea-side atmosphere, sightsee at one of the many heritage sites close by or wrap up and enjoy traversing the miles of coastal path.

However you choose to spend it, a family holiday in North Devon will never be disappointing!

May Traka Trail bike ride during a UK family getaway in North Devon
Exploring a harbour town during a family getaway
Coastal walk during a North Devon family getaway

8 – Group getaways

Get the gang together and head to the coast to enjoy unrivalled activities! We all know how hard it can be to spend time apart so whether it’s a larger family get-together, celebrating a special occasion or simply a rare date everyone has available, make the most of your precious time together and enjoy a break you will be talking about for years to come!
With a huge selection of group activities available from surfing lessons and coasteering to clay pigeon shooting and segwaying along the coast, North Devon offers a great location for those looking to bond through activities.

If a slower pace of life is more your thing, then why not check out some of the best restaurants North Devon has to offer, be sure to book ahead to secure a group booking! Alternatively explore some of the many coastal towns close by and wander through ancient fisherman villages where time has stood still. 

If you are marking a special occasion or simply want to spend more time with your guests, why not book private dining to cater for your guests? Our in-house partner Coastal Cooks can tailor menus to suit your group’s requirements so you can just sit back and enjoy your time!

A North Devon Segway experience is ideal for group getaways
Watersports session during a North Devon group getaway
Children playing during one of our group getaways

9 – Solo getaways

There is no adventure like setting off on your own! Holidaying alone can be daunting as much as it can be liberating but we firmly believe a North Devon solo trip will leave you wanting to stay forever!

With our endless beaches, museums and historic sites if you are wanting to tick off the top attractions then we have you covered!

To top it off this protected areas of the UK also lies host to some of the greatest hikes and walking trails in the UK, the SW coastal path and the Tarka trail to name a few! Why not hire an e-bike for the day and explore a little further afield?

One of our favourite solo activities is Wildlife spotting, with no one else to create noise it’s the perfect excuse to immerse yourself within North Devon’s unique landscape and see the diverse array of wildlife. Expect seals, red deer, wild ponies and more! Check out our favourite places in North Devon to spot something amazing!

Our solo travelling tip – make sure you bring a selfie stick! With so many incredible viewpoints you will definitely regret not having a few snaps of you enjoying the jaw dropping scenery!

Man surfing with dog during a solo getaway in North Devon
Beach swimming during a solo getaway in North Devon
Meditation on a beach during a UK solo getaway

10 – Beach getaways

If you are on the hunt for secluded coves, miles of sandy shores or pirates of the Caribbean inspired bays then look no further, North Devon’s unique coastline offers some of the most dramatic beach locations in the UK.

And with this stretches of coastline recently receiving World Surfing Reserve status it is sure to say this beautiful destination will rightly remain protected for the foreseeable future!

If surf-staycations are your thing, enjoy some of the best surfing beaches for learners and experts alike. Read our Surfers Paradise blog for inspiration and tips on the best way to enjoy your surf beach break.

Alternatively, if you are looking for something a bit off the beaten track, why not check out our favourite secret beaches? Read our selection of the best North Devon secret beaches to beat the crowds and discover some of the best hidden gems in North Devon.

And at the end of a long day on the beach, head back to the luxury of your coastal apartment to recoup ahead of another day exploring!

Hillside view of the coast that can be seen on Byron Woolacombe UK beach getaways
Luxury apartment with sea view available on UK beach getaways offered by Byron Woolacombe
Rocky coast at dawn during a UK beach getaway

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If you are looking for accommodation for your next North Devon beach-side holiday, make sure you check in to Byron’s luxury self-catering apartments!

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