people enjoying Combe Martin beach
Newberry beach, dog-friendly all year.
Combe Martin carnival procession, every mid-August.
people enjoying Combe Martin beach
Welcome to Combe Martin
Nestled between Exmoor and North Devon
Combe Martin accommodation on the North Devon coast is waiting to welcome you to this beautiful part of Exmoor and North Devon. There is a good choice of places to stay in Combe Martin, including B&B’s, self-catering cottages, caravan and camping sites. You’ll find a good selection of shops, pubs and cafés close to the beach. There is an informative Museum highlighting the village's heritage, which is also home to our Information Point.
Top quality environment
Combe Martin village nestles in the most scenic countryside, with Exmoor National Park's border to the east and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to the west. The village is on the coast with the iconic South West Coast Path passing through the village. You can enjoy some of the best walking country straight from your accommodation. There are also some stunning gardens to visit, all within easy reach.
Things to do
If you are looking for some great experiences, go to the activities page for some ideas. Enjoy a day out at one of the many attractions described on the attractions page, ideal for both adults and children.
You can download and print out an A4 map of Combe Martin village here.
Combe Martin Bay offers a safe place for many activities and all ages. With some of the best rock pools in the area, there’s lots to discover on the main beach. You can hire kayaks and paddle boards in the village, exploring in the safe water of the bay. Sea fishing is also popular from the bay, with course fishing nearby too. And of course, you can just relax in the sun on the beach and watch the sun go down over the horizon in the evening. View our live Combe Martin Beach Webcam below.
To find up to date information on the tide times, the weather and fishing for today or the next week, go to Tide Charts website.
Dog-friendly beaches at Combe Martin
Combe Martin has two beaches; the main harbour beach is sandy and stony and Newberry beach is stony. Both beaches have excellent rock pools. Dogs are allowed on the main beach between 1st October to 30th April and are not allowed on the main beach between 1st May and 30th September. Newberry beach is dog-friendly all year and is a short walk along the pavement from the village. At low tide the two beaches join onto a wide sandy beach, below the weir.
To get a taste of things you can do while staying in Combe Martin, have a look at this video (opens in a new You Tube window). For a wider range of ideas go to our Video Page where you can find videos on kayaking, rock pooling, Exmoor National Park, Exmoor Ponies, The Earl of Rone Parade, the Combe Martin Carnival and more...
How to get here
Follow the M5 to Junction 27. Turn onto the A361 towards Barnstaple. Follow for 25.5 miles to Aller Cross roundabout. Turn right signed to Combe Martin and follow the A399 for 16.5 miles to the village.
Go to Exeter St David's railway station and catch a train to Barnstaple on the Tarka Line. At Barnstaple, walk across the river bridge and on the other side continue for quarter of a mile to reach the bus station. Catch the Stagecoach 301 service to Combe Martin.
Exmoor Coaster runs in season every day from Carhampton in Somerset to Ilfracombe, passing through Combe Martin. Go to the Exmoor Coaster website to choose the relevant timetable.