Autumn scene through a holiday cottage window in North Devon

Cosy Autumn Breaks in North Devon

Autumn is the perfect time to experience a cosy cottage break here in North Devon. As the nights begin to close in and the summer crowds disperse Woolacombe, Mortehoe and the surrounding villages take on a magical feel.

The changing Autumn scenery provides breathtaking views of both coast and countryside, a haven for walkers, nature lovers and dog owners and with our local pubs and restaurants back open for business there are plenty of options for foodies to enjoy, before retreating back to one of our cosy Devon cottages to snuggle up, perhaps in front of a wood-burning fire with a mug of hot chocolate or you might even fancy a glass of red and a dip in a hot tub!

Not only is Autumn a magical time to enjoy a break in North Devon, it’s also a cheaper time to visit than in the peak summer months, visit our last minute breaks page to find your perfect Autumn retreat.

Family picking haloween pumpkins on holiday in North Devon

October Half Term Breaks in North Devon

Spend October half term in one of our family-friendly holiday cottages and enjoy all that North Devon has to offer at this wonderful time of the year.

The weather can be less predictable but there’s still plenty to do, with miles of uncrowded beaches, ripe for exploring, as well as nearby family attractions such as Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, The Big Sheep, and The Milky Way offering a host of rides, indoor play areas,  animals, live shows, Halloween activities and more, October half term really is a great time for a family holiday in North Devon!

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Rushing River at Watersmeet North Devon

Tranquil Autumn Retreats

It is a much quieter time of the year in North Devon, with the narrow lanes much easier to navigate, making it easier to seek out and discover those hidden gems. Experience the tranquility of an autumn morning in North Devon, which will set you up for a fine day of exploration, surfing, walking, or just unwinding and relaxing.

Enjoy the vigor, energy and unique vistas that Autumn has to offer, by exploring one of the many walks, criss-crossing the hilly North Devon countryside and coastline. Expose yourself to the elements and walk the hills overlooking Woolacombe and Putsborough beaches, where you may bump into the resident (for part of the year) Exmoor Ponies. Or, make an excursion to Exmoor, and immerse yourself in it’s raw ruggedness, then unwind in one of the cosy pubs next to a warm fire.

mature surfer leaving the surf at sunset greeted by dog

A Surfers Paradise

With miles of waves to choose from, between Woolacombe and Putsborough beaches, and plenty of parking along Marine Drive, you will be able to share waves with just family and friends.

This time of the year is a great time to surf in North Devon as the North Atlantic is energised by tropical storms spinning up from the tropics. This brings waves to the North Devon coastline, with many surfing options available, to suit beginners and professionals alike. The best beaches for beginners are Woolacombe, Putsborough and Saunton, with Croyde, during autumn and winter, best suited to the more experienced surfer, with its powerful and sometimes violent waves.

Dog enjoying sunset on holiday at Woolacombe beach

Explore the North Devon Coastline

Enjoy the vigor, energy and unique vistas that Autumn has to offer, by exploring one of the many walks, criss-crossing the hilly North Devon countryside and coastline. Expose yourself to the elements and walk the hills overlooking Woolacombe and Putsborough beaches, where you may bump into the resident (for part of the year) Exmoor Ponies. Or, make an excursion to Exmoor, and immerse yourself in it’s raw ruggedness, then unwind in one of the cozy pubs next to a warm fire.

Don’t Forget the Dog!

At this time of the year, any restrictions on dogs being allowed on beaches have been lifted. If you can bring the dog on holiday please do as we have a fine collection of dog-friendly cottages in North Devon for you to choose from, close to beaches and country walks.

Dog-Friendly Cottages

If you would like more ideas about what to see and do for your half-term holiday in North Devon give us a call on 01271 870846, or email us [email protected] We look forward to seeing you.