Important notice -

Mortehoe's Rockham Beach inaccessible: due to a rockfall underneath the beach access steps, they are currently unstable and so will be closed until further notice. We are waiting for an assessment and will keep you updated. Thank you.

Spectacular coastline of cliff, coves, beaches, dunes and headlands

Exploring the area

Getting active

Upcoming events

Introduction to landscape photography: guided walks at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Have you always wanted to capture the beauty of Woolacombe or Ilfracombe in that perfect photo? Why not come along to one of our 'introduction to photography' walks with local photographer and NT volunteer Mark Johnson?

Rockpool Rambles

Mon 01 Jul 2019
Can you tell your seahares from your starfish? Join our Beach Rangers to explore the wonderful rockpools of Combesgate Beach, near Woolacombe.

Gentle walks at Ilfracombe and Woolacombe

Tue 09 Jul 2019
Join one of the National Trust volunteers to take a gentle guided walk over Ilfracombe Torrs or Woolacombe.

Tractor and Trailer rides to Bull Point

Tue 16 Jul 2019
Explore the North Devon coast the easy way on our all-weather trailer.

Tractor and trailer rides to Morte Point

Wed 17 Jul 2019
Explore the North Devon coast at Mortehoe the easy way on our all weather trailer.

Express Beach Clean

Sun 28 Jul 2019
Join our beach rangers for an express beach clean on Woolacombe beach, every Sunday morning throughout July and August.
Children holding a crab in a rockpool

Rockpooling in North Devon 

See what crazy creatures you can find in the rockpools of North Devon.


Our work

NT Landrover on beach

Find out how we're maintaining this beautiful stretch of coast 

Discover more about our work at Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe.

Baggy Point Pond

Can you help us restore the Baggy Point pond? 

The Calor Rural Community Fund is offering £5,000 to its winning community project, voted on by the public - your vote could make the difference for the restoration of the Baggy Point pond.


Active North Devon, with Combe Coastal  

The National Trust have teamed up with Combe Coastal to help everyone to enjoy North Devon

Woolacombe sand dunes cows

Cows in Woolacombe dunes 

We've successfully introduced a trial of innovative invisible fencing technique, along with ten North Devon Red cattle, to help improve our plant and wildlife species in the sand dunes at Woolacombe beach.

Family at Woolacombe beach

Keeping our coastline clean 

Litter has always been a big problem in the coast and countryside - find out more about how we are tackling this problem in North Devon, and ways that you can get involved.

National Trust sign showing oak leaf

Public notices in Woolacombe and Mortehoe 

Following The Charity Commission’s Direction the National Trust (in common with all charities) must give public notice of disposals of leases and easements of inalienable land held for charitable purposes for a term of more than 35 years.


Places to stay


Get involved

Volunteer and ranger tree work North Devon

Volunteer with us in North Devon 

We're always looking for volunteers to help us with the work we do in North Devon. If you'd like to try something new, get outdoors, learn new skills and lend a hand to a great cause, then volunteering could be for you.