There is a wide range of activities to choose from within the surrounding area, catering to a variety of tastes. The opportunities are endless, from the award winning beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde, numerous golf courses, the renowned Tarka Trail for walking and cycling; to fun for all the family at theme parks within a half hour drive of Mullacott.
We provide information on arrival and our staff are always on hand to give advice and recommendations. In addition to this we are currently providing a VOUCHER BOOK to all our guests, with discounts to local attractions and restaurants.
- Woolacombe – 10 minutes drive from the Park, with 3 miles of golden sand stretching to Putsborough. Woolacombe beach was featured on Trip Advisor’s best beach list, being 2nd best beach in the UK. As well as the main beach, woolacombe also has two more spots to visit – Barricane, which is shell rich and the perfect nursery beach and Combesgate beach which is perfect for rock pooling.
- Ilfracombe – 5 minutes drive, with its beautiful working harbour, rugged coastline, shops and restaurants
- Combe Martin – 15 minutes drive, with its popular bay and Dinosoar & Wildlife Park and famous high street
- Barnstaple – 20 minutes drive, is the main town in the local area with a variety of shops and restaurants
- Braunton – Less than 15 minutes drive, is popular with surfers with its shops and surfing scene
- Croyde & Saunton – 20- 30 minutes drive, two popular beaches and surfing sites
- Exmoor – 20 minutes drive, with over 100 miles of walking paths and stunning scenery
The National Trust owns large portions of Exmoor, notably the Holnicote estate, containing Dunkerry Beacon, the highest point in Exmoor. There are over 100 miles of walking paths within the vast (12, 500 acres) estate. The Trust publishes a leaflet detailing 14 walks around Dunkerry. Pretty villages surround the Park, such as Dunster and Selworthy, a favorite of postcard and calendar photographers.
Wild Exmoor ponies still graze here side by side with red deer, the largest of England’s native animals. The lush green coombes, dominated by oak woods, are home to a variety of bird life, such as grey wagtails, kestrels, buzzards and ring ouzels.
Exmoor is also home to Lorna Doone, fictional heroine of Victorian author R.D.Blackmore. Blackmore’s descriptions of the scenery are so precise that even today it is easy to recognise many of the sites described in his book. The village of Malmstead is a good jumping-off place for visiting “Doone country”, and Oare contains the church where Blackmore had Lorna and hero John Ridd marry.
What you’ll see:
- Densely wooded valleys, heather-covered uplands, steep coombes, wild ponies and red deer, lovely villages.
- Badgeworthy Water (Lorna Doone country)
- Bronze Age barrows at The Chains (near Simonsbath)
- Dunkerry Beacon (great views)
- Dunster Castle
- Woolacombe Tourist information
- Ilfracombe Tourist Information
- Combe Martin Tourist Information
- Eyeball surf check