Combe Martin Devon Reviews
Combe Martin Jul 07, 2011
For one week I stayed in a house in Combe Martin with a group of friends. Let me first say, do not come to Combe Martin if you want to have a very exciting holiday. It's a small, sleepy town, a bus or taxi ride from anywhere particularly interesting. However, there are some fun things to do in the day time.
One activity you must do is visit their secluded beach, Wild Pear bay. You can get their by renting a kayak or by hiking up a trail. The kayak option is actually the easiest, as it only takes about 20 minutes to half an hour to get there, and if you plan it right, the current will carry you most of the way back to the main beach. Hiking is good for anyone who likes seeing lots of sheep and rolling hills, but not particularly interesting if you've seen all that before. In any case, it's nice scenery, looking out from the jagged rocks out to sea. Watch out for nudists/naturists on this beach. If you stay into the evening it gets VERY cold at night, so make sure you light a bonfire!
In the town itself, there are some small tourist shops, a tourist info centre/museum, cafes, pubs, and a few small supermarkets. The only pub really worth visiting is the old Pack of Cards. Being vegetarian, I didn't actually try the Sunday Roast, but the people I was with seemed to like it a lot. Try ordering a Devon-brewed beer.
Visit Combe Martin if you would like a short, relaxing getaway, anything over 3 days and you will likely get bored. Make sure you take out cash before you get there, because it's difficult to find a working cash machine and the debit card machines always malfunction in the shops and pubs.
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