Relax and Unwind at the Lundy House Hotel
There are many beaches close to the hotel. Woolacombe beach, with its two miles of golden sand has just scooped first place in the TripAdvisor awards for the best beach in the UK.
There is also Barricane beach, Combesgate beach and Grunta Cove, just below the hotel, so named because a cargo of pigs was shipwrecked there many years ago!
Surfing is also popular in the area and North Devon boasts one of the best surfing beaches in the UK. Wet suits and surf boards can be hired in the Woolacombe village. Combegate Beach is the nearest beach to Lundy House Hotel.
Mortehoe is a great place to walk as we're surrounded by National Trust land. You can see some amazing wildlife on the way to Morte Point. Kestrels, Buzzards and Stonechats can all be frequently seen. You may also be lucky enough to catch sight of seals, porpoise or dolphins off the coast.
Apart from surfing and walking, there are also local riding stables, boat trips from Ilfracombe and several golf courses. Saunton, Ilfracombe and RND Golf courses are all close by. Saunton is generally regarded as one of the finest 36 holes of links golf in the British Isles.
Much of the surrounding area in Woolacombe and Mortehoe is National Trust preserved land, with beautiful natural scenery. Our hotel affords unsurpassed panoramic sea views over Morte bay. Lundy Island, which fifteen miles offshore, is visible from the hotel and gardens.
The South West facing terraced garden with patio and decking areas is the perfect place to bring your favorite drink from our bar and enjoy the sun/views and sunsets.
The South West Coast Path starts at Minehead in Somerset and runs along the part of the Somerset Bristol Channel coast, across North Devon, right round Cornwall, then along the South Devon and Dorset coasts to Poole Harbour.
This is a distance of 630 miles which is over twice the distance of the Pennine Way and makes it by far the longest National Trail in Britain.
Woolacombe and Mortehoe are included in the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The AONB consists of a stunning coastal area which is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape.
It is made up of several distinct landscape types, each with their own special habitats and geology, including the most vulnerable and beautiful parts of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve centred around Braunton and the estuary (approximately 8 miles away).
Lundy Island lies in the Bristol Channel, about 11 miles off the coast of North Devon. Three miles long and half a mile wide, this granite outcrop rises 400 feet above sea level and is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with tremendous views of England, Wales and the Atlantic.
Lundy Island offers a very rare experience. It is large enough to have a genuine life of its own, which visitors can share and enjoy, but small and far enough away to be a world apart and unspoilt.
Activities on Lundy range from the adventurous, such as rock climbing or diving in the Marine Nature Reserve, to the gentler pursuits of birdwatching, walking and socialising at the Marisco Tavern. During the summer months (April to the end of October), the supply and passenger ship, the MS Oldenburg, carries both day and staying visitors from Bideford or Ilfracombe.
There are plenty of areas to walk your dog nearby.
The National Trust land has no restrictions, although there are sheep grazing. Woolacombe beach has some restrictions during the summer months, but you can still take your dogs on part of the beach (see signs at beach entrance). Combesgate beach also has some restrictions, but Grunta below us does not.