Plaistow Barton

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Plaistow Barton

Key Features
Short drive from Woolacombe beach, Exmoor National Park, Saunton Sands and Croyde
Family-run pub nearby
Spectacular scenery and easy access to hiking trails

Planning an adults-only holiday in Devon that’s full of outdoor fun? Plaistow Barton is well worth a visit. With surprisingly simple facilities and just a short drive from Woolacombe beach, Exmoor National Park, Saunton Sands and Croyde – you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to surf, sand and ponies!

Plus, why not indulge in some delicious local tapas or fish? Or if you’re in the mood for a drink, there’s a family-run pub with ales, local beers and food about half an hour’s walk away.

You could even fire up the barbeque and cook your own grub – but you need to get permission from the site first.

The scenery is spectacular too – with only a two-minute walk away from a stunning viewpoint overlooking three counties and out to the coast and Lundy Island.

And did we mention footpaths are really easy to access? With plenty of hiking opportunities in Exmoor National Park, you can hit the trails right away.

Don’t forget dogs are welcome – but they must be well-behaved as the site has chickens, geese and young lambs.

So come on over to Plaistow Barton for a memorable, grown-up break in Devon!

FAQs About Plaistow Barton

    • Q: How far is it to Woolacombe beach?
      A: It’s a 25-minute drive to Woolacombe beach.

    • Q: How close is Exmoor National Park?
      A: It’s a 15-minute drive to Exmoor National Park.

    • Q: Is there a pub nearby?
      A: There is a pub about half an hour’s walk away.

    • Q: Are barbecues allowed?
      A: Barbecues are allowed with permission from Plaistow Barton, but disposable ones are not allowed.

    • Q: Is the site child friendly?
      A: No, this is an adults-only site.

    • Q: Are dogs allowed?
      A: Dogs are allowed, but must be well-behaved.

    • Q: How close is the coast?
      A: It’s a 10-minute drive to Saunton Sands and Croyde beaches.


The address for Plaistow Barton we have is: Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX314LF. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX314LF

About the Local Area (Barnstaple)

With a history dating back to Saxon times, Barnstaple has retained much of its character and charm, making it a popular destination for visitors to the area.

What is Barnstaple Famous For?

Barnstaple is famous for its historic Pannier Market, which dates back to the 1850s and is still in operation today. The town is also home to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, which showcases the rich history and culture of the area.

Things to Do in Barnstaple

Barnstaple offers a range of activities and attractions to suit all interests. Take a stroll along the River Taw and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside, or explore the narrow streets of the town centre and discover the many independent shops and cafes.

Other popular things to do in Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the historic Pannier Market and browse the stalls selling local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.
  • Take a trip to Rock Park, a beautiful green space with plenty of walking trails, a children’s play area, and stunning views of the River Taw.
  • Explore the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon and learn about the area’s fascinating history and heritage.

Things Near Barnstaple

While there is plenty to see and do within Barnstaple itself, there are also many nearby attractions that are well worth a visit.

Some of the most popular things to do and see near Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the stunning beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, both of which offer great opportunities for surfing, sunbathing, and relaxation.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park, where you can hike, cycle, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Take a trip to the nearby village of Braunton and discover its quaint shops, cafes, and galleries.

Whether you’re interested in history, and culture, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Barnstaple and the surrounding area offer something for everyone.

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