19 Jul When is the Best Time to Visit North Devon?
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If you are planning your next holiday and are thinking about North Devon, there are many things to consider, not least the time of the year that you visit. The winter in the United Kingdom is mainly chilly, and is certainly not the best of times to book your holiday in North Devon, which can be very windy indeed, yet once March is over, the weather improves and one can spend pleasant days walking along the many hiking trails in this beautiful corner of England.
Summer is Peak Season
If you are planning for the summer, you should get your cottage booked now. They may still have some free slots for the autumn this year (September and October). Booking online makes everything so convenient, and with secure online payment, your holiday accommodation is assured. On sunny days, the beaches will be far from empty, especially around Croyde and Combe Martin, where the surfers gather, waiting for those big Atlantic waves that the area is known for. There are many museums and other attractions, such as theme parks and, of course, there are quaint old shops where you can buy North Devon souvenirs.
Spring in North Devon
If you book one of the gorgeous North Devon holiday cottages than can be found online, then you can begin to plan your holiday. It is by far the best idea to rent a cottage with all the mod cons, as rainy days can be spent in comfort, and by stocking up with provisions, you can enjoy the experience without having to go out in the rain.
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The Unpredictable British Weather
As you will no doubt be aware, the English weather is very unpredictable, and for the best chance of sunny days and nice warm temperatures is any time between June and August. North Devon is always a little windy, so make sure you have windproof jackets, which will help you enjoy the breezy hikes along the coastal cliffs. There are many quaint pubs, inns and tea shops where you can sample the local cuisine and listen to the old locals who have many tales of shipwrecking and piracy.
Avoiding the Crowds
June through August will see many tourists who come to enjoy this unique part of England, and once you get to the beginning of September, tourist numbers drop considerably. Of course, if there is an Indian summer, you can enjoy very long sunny days, and in September, the weather is still warm. The Internet is a wealth of information and a few hours browsing will familiarise you with North Devon and the many local attractions.
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The first thing to do is book your holiday accommodation, and with a fully furnished luxury cottage, you have real independence, to do as you please. Most are within minutes of the beach, and some are that close, you can listen to the waves breaking as you drift off to sleep. Don’t delay in booking your cottage, as this part of the country is one of the most popular for both domestic and foreign tourists alike.