Berry Park, Welcombe, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 6HH

About Welcombe

Welcombe is within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) .

A stunning coastal area which is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape.
The spectacular scenery around Welcombe makes it the perfect venue for those who enjoy coast and country walks. Berry Park borders the Marsland Valley which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and an officially designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is home to rare wildlife including red deer, otters, owls and buzzards. Numerous wild flowers abound, especially in the springtime when bluebells carpet the woods and it becomes hard to believe that orchids are rare.

Welcombe Mouth Beach
Walking distance of Berry Park (20 mins) or is accessible by car (¾ mile). It has a waterfall, rock pools and lots of sand at low tide. Washed by the Atlantic twice a day, it is a very clean beach. Experienced surfers seek out this beach, swimming and body boarding are enjoyed by all.

The Old Smithy Inn
Just a short walk from Berry Park. Richard & Jenny serve real ales and excellent food. The menu features dishes using high quality, locally produced ingredients. The pub is perfect for families, and dogs are welcome too!

Welcombe Community Shop and Post Office
Staffed by volunteers, the shop is well stocked with everything you will need for your holiday. A holiday grocery pack can be ordered in advance of your holiday.
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

St Nectan’s Church
Began life as a chapel attached to Hartland Abbey. In 1508 Welcombe became an independent parish. The altar screen is reputed to be the oldest in Devon.