Adventure awaits the whole family in & around Bideford


In Bideford, you’ll find a range of attractions to keep you entertained, from the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, to the Ultimate Adventure Centre, and the BIG Sheep.

Take a stroll through Victoria Park, a picturesque green space located in the heart of the town, or visit the Northam Burrows Country Park, a stunning coastal park with plenty of trails to explore.

Bideford is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the 17th-century Long Bridge, the historic Pannier Market, and the historic St. Mary’s Chapel. And for those who love to shop, Bideford offers a range of independent boutiques, shops, and markets to explore.

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Everything About Bideford

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From the rich history you see everywhere to the best dog friendly pubs in Appledore. Which beaches are the best for kids, what to see and what not to miss. The best campsites and what to do on a rainy day. And all the annual festivals and events that happen here all year round.

Bideford Quay

Historic Landmarks and Cultural Heritage

Glimpses of the history of Bideford are everywhere. From the obvious long bridge to Burton art gallery & museum.


Natural Attractions and Outdoor Activities

Nature is everywhere here and North Devon has some of the best surfng Beach’s in the whole of the United Kingdom

Soapbox Derby

Festivals, Events, and Community

There is always something going on in and around Bideford. From sinking carboard boats to food festivals.

The Big Sheep

Things to See & Do

We have every single thing you would want to see and do here in Bideford and the surrounding area


Where to Stay

From campsites to glamping, to huge stately homes to bed and breakfasts.

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Neighbouring Towns

Learn everything about the neighbouring towns, villages, beaches & things to do

Dog Friendly Pubs

Dog Friendly Pubs

Paws & Pints. Our ultimate guides to dog friendly pubs in Bideford and the surrounging areas.

Dog Friendly Cafes

Dog Friendly Cafes

Dogs might not love coffee, but they love a great cafe. Here are guides for local dog friendly cafes.

North Devon Surfing Guides

Surfing in North Devon

North Devon is renown for its surfing beaches. You’re spoilt for choice. Learn what not to miss.

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Getting to Bideford

How to get to Bideford, North Devon from all the top places around the United Kingdom


Top North Devon Towns

View our “local’s guide” to all the popular destinations near Bideford for the best days out & more.

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Camping in North Devon

We know all the best places to camp here in North Devon, our family has stayed at loads of them!

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Whether you’re looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a luxurious hotel, or a spacious holiday home, Bideford has something for everyone.

With its stunning coastline, charming countryside, and bustling town centre, you’re sure to find the perfect place to call home during your stay in Bideford. In this section, we’ll guide you through some of the best places to stay in Bideford, each offering its own unique features and character.

Whether you’re travelling solo, with family, or with friends, you’ll find a comfortable and welcoming accommodation to suit your needs. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience all that Bideford has to offer!

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Our blog posts bring you the latest information on the local Bideford area and North Devon. Including all the local attractions, history, events and things to do.

You can read the full Bideford blog here.

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Adventures for All the Family

We have all the bets places to stay, from cottages to campsites. Plus everything to do for families, couples and dog owners to maximise your stay here in Bideford.


Bideford Cottages

For those looking for a true home-away-from-home experience, cottages in Bideford are a perfect choice.

B&Bs in Bideford

For a more personal touch, bed and breakfasts in Bideford offer a warm and welcoming place to stay.

With a range of sizes and styles available and over 50 in the Bideford area, you’ll be able to find the perfect B&B to suit your needs.

From charming country cottages to townhouses, B&Bs in Bideford offer a range of options for those seeking a comfortable and affordable place to stay. B&B’s with a focus on personal service, you can expect a warm welcome and a comfortable stay and a delicious breakfast to start your day.

Hotels in Bideford

For a more traditional holiday experience, hotels in Bideford offer a range of options for those looking for comfort, convenience and style.

With a range of sizes and styles available, from small boutique hotels to larger chain hotels such as Premier Inn or Travelodge and over 80 hotels in the Bideford area, you’ll be able to find the perfect place to stay.

With comfortable rooms, modern facilities, and a range of dining options, hotels around Bideford offer a comfortable and convenient option for your holiday.

Campsites & Caravan Parks in Bideford

For those looking for a more adventurous holiday, campsites and caravan parks Bideford offer a range of options for those seeking a back-to-nature experience.

With a range of sizes and styles available, from basic camping grounds to luxury caravan parks, you’ll find one that suits you and your families budget. There are over 70 campsites within a 15-mile radius of Bideford, and more than 30 are even closer.


Inspiration for Your Stay in Bideford

Take a break from daily life and find inspiration for your stay in Bideford. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-packed family holiday, Bideford has something to offer.

Things to Do in Bideford

The local area is packed full of things to do, no matter what your interests.

Take a walk along the historic quay, explore the nearby beaches, and take a stroll through the Northam Burrows Country Park or the famous Tarka Trail or the beautiful Westward Ho! beach, and the lovely Clovelly village.

Bideford is home to the historic St Anne’s Chapel and the Pannier Market. Bideford also offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment, with a range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. And so much more just a stone-throw away. View all the things to do in Bideford here.

Beaches Near Bideford

Want a list? Westward Ho!, Instow Beach, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay & Putsborough Sands.

We’ve been to them all. Each offers a unique experience. If surfing is your thing, four of these are renowned for their surf and if the weather gets too bad (or you’ve just had enough) or you just want to leave the “the boys” in the sea, there is always a cafe close by to hide in and relax in.

The 3 nice amazing things about the beaches around Bideford are… They’re all sandy, the sea is generally shallow and dogs are allowed on most of them. Bucket & spades at the ready!

The History of Bideford

Today, the town is home to a range of historic buildings, including St Anne’s Chapel, the Pannier Market, and the historic quay. For those interested in the town’s history, the Bideford Heritage Centre is a must-visit, offering a fascinating insight into the town’s past. Explore Bidefords history here.

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