Discover North Devon!

Once you visit this fabulous UK destination you will never forget it! With stunning beaches, beautiful idyllic countryside, long coastal walks and breath-taking scenery, along with the well known Tarka Trail to explore on foot or by cycling, North...

by Pass the Keys North Devon


North Devon


23 Jul 2021

Once you visit this fabulous UK destination you will never forget it!

With stunning beaches, beautiful idyllic countryside, long coastal walks and breath-taking scenery, along with the well known Tarka Trail to explore on foot or by cycling, North Devon is a wonderful place to stay, relax, unwind and just breathe with family. It is a place that people return to time and time again.

Truly, a North Devon holiday is like no other!


Saunton is known for its clean long straight white sandy beach, backed by the impressive must go to Braunton Borrows, which is the largest sand dune system in England!  It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. Saunton is also a dog-friendly place to visit, full of natural beauty!

boy takes surfboard to sea on saunton sands


Due to its excellent surf, beautiful scenery and vibrant atmosphere, Croyde is the place to visit if you’re interested in watersports, particularly surfing, it’s known as the surfing mecca in the South West!

close up photo of surfer in sea at croyde


Woolacombe + Mortehoe

Woolacombe has been voted by the Sunday Times as ‘Beach of the Year 2021’ and for good reason.

Woolacombe Beach lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point. This three-mile long stretch of golden sand is renowned for its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Lifeguards ensure safe family swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy the great waves and clean water.


A calm cliff-top village with spectacular views, Mortehoe is listed in the Doomsday Book and has a number of interesting features including a rare barrel-roofed thirteenth-century church. Visit the Mortehoe Museum which gives visitors a glimpse of Old Morte and the days when smugglers lured ships onto the rocks. 

multi-coloured beach huts along woolacombe beach on blue sunny day


Lynton + Lynmouth – ‘Pretty, idyllic seaside towns on the edge of Exmoor’

The picturesque market town of Lynmouth provides a romantic escape from modern living with its rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour. Lynton perched high above is a vibrant Victorian village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past. Lynton & Lynmouth are elegantly connected by the Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest fully water-powered Victorian railway in the World!

lynmouth harbour at low tide in autumn


The town is surrounded by beaches, making it the ideal location for anyone looking for a beach holiday. On one side there is Wildersmouth Beach which you can access via the South West Coast Path, as well as Rapparee Cove and Hele Cove, which are smaller, secluded areas ideal for rock pooling.

rock formations along ilfracombe bay

Tunnels Beaches is one of the most famous beaches in the area and also double as a wedding venue and a heritage attraction. Hand-carved in the 1820s, the tunnels offer a unique glance at the town’s Victorian history.

Ilfracombe is also known all over the world as the home to renowned artist Damien Hirst’s famous 20m high sculpture.

Whether you love her or hate her, Verity is hard to miss. You’ll find her at the pier overlooking the Bristol Channel towards Wales. The statue is of a pregnant woman holding a sword and a set of scales while standing on a pile of books. Half the statue shows the woman’s insides with the foetus on full show, Damien Hirst described the statue as being a modern allegory of truth and justice and whether you like it or not, no trip to Ilfracombe would be complete without paying her a visit.

'Verity' sculpture by damien hurst

Have you considered Airbnb hosting in North Devon?

If you have ever thought about buying a property to rent in North Devon, a North Devon holiday cottage would be an excellent choice, no matter where you live! Our North Devon holiday let agency is local so we will personally make sure your holiday cottage is in the best hands! 

What Pass the Keys® North Devon can offer Airbnb hosts?

Pass the Keys® North Devon are a new type of holiday let management company, being the locally run partner of a national, growing company, with a tailored and hassle-free management solution that allows homeowners to maximise their greatest asset - their property! 

Expanding into beautiful North Devon, Pass the Keys® offers a full end-to-end holiday cottage management service for North Devon homeowners wishing to maximise their earnings in the short-let market. We are one of the few North Devon holiday let companies out there that offers a comprehensive holiday home management service. We take care of everything: from advice on presenting your property, to professional photography and listing your cottage in North Devon on the most popular short-let booking platforms. We handle all the guest communications (before, during, and after their stay) – and provide Airbnb cleaners to keep your holiday let looking its best! We pride ourselves on delivering a quality Airbnb management service that gives our hosts peace of mind that their property is always in good hands.

Locals Natalie and Matt are working together and have pooled their knowledge of hospitality, property management, operations and events to provide a first-class and personal holiday let management service to holiday homes in North Devon. Put simply, few holiday let agencies in Devon offer a true end-to-end holiday home management service like Pass the Keys do!

franchise owners Matt & Natalie Ray

If you are buying a property in North Devon our holiday let company can arrange for it to be fully furnished with our bespoke furniture packages so that it’s ready for guests in no time! - One more thing you don't have to worry about!

To find out more about us, please visit our website here. Or, if you fancy a chat with Matt and Natalie, you can book a call with us here.

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