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Devon has a large selection of Blue Flag family beaches on offer, with North Devon being a particular favourite for many people, as it features much more natural coastal resort locations. North Devon has a huge range of beaches in all shapes and sizes, to suit all types of activities and pastimes.

Surfing has a big following locally, and the North Devon beaches offer ideal locations for a range of water sports and leisure activities, although these are usually dependant on the weather conditions. Families are usually the largest user groups to visit these seaside locations during the holiday season and might well be staying in holiday cottages in Devon for their trip.

Some of the best family beach resorts to seek out or add to your itinerary in North Devon are Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Woolacombe Beach, Puttsborough Sands, Instow Beach, Westward Ho!, Coombe Martin beach and the beach at Lynmouth. Each of these locations offers different attributes and facilities.

The larger sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe Beach and Puttsborough Sands offer plenty of wide open spaces for children to play in during peak times. The beaches of Croyde Bay and Instow offer less room on the beach during higher tides at peak times, but do provide good facilities as they are close to the local village amenities.

So, whether you plan to spend your holiday in North Devon, or possibly opt for a Welsh coastal holiday where you can choose from many different Wales Holiday Cottages for your accommodation, one thing is for sure: the south west coastline has some fantastic locations and beaches to visit during your holiday.

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