North Devon Coast AONB

Westward Ho

The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 171 square kilometres (66 square miles) of mainly coastal landscape including special places such as Combe Martin, Lee Bay, Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton, Northam Burrows Country Park, Westward Ho!’s Pebble Ridge, the Hartland Peninsula and Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

The landscape varies from wild coastal cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and rocky coves to sand dunes and beaches, wooded combes and valleys with sheltering villages.

The AONB Partnership supports sustainable development for our coastal communities and the rural economy, whilst conserving the outstanding wildlife, landscape and heritage of North Devon.

Download a free "Discover the AONB" map for North Devon and Torridge. The maps will guide you around the AONB and highlight the wildlife you may see along the way.


  • North Devon Coast
  • Westward Ho
  • Devon
  • EX31 1EA