This was my second attempt at crabbing (see Ilfracombe post for my first failed attempt!). What I learnt this time was do make sure you check the tide times before going. No sea = no crabs. Sounds pretty obvious really doesn’t it?
Luckily we didn’t come to Appledore just to go crabbing. We had a lovely catch up with grandma and grandad and sauntered along the stunning quayside with an obligatory ice cream in hand.
Appledore is the epitomy of quaint. It’s an old fishing village with a maze of winding cobbled streets and pretty pastel painted houses. The village is perched where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet, opposite the village of Instow (another firm favourite!).
It’s the perfect spot for life’s simple seaside pleasures. Crabbing, boat trips, cream teas, fish and chips with a view and a splattering of independent and quirky shops selling trinkets and arts.
The pubs are pretty darn good too! A trip to the Royal George is a must (great food!) and The Seagate is another one to try too.
Every year in September they also host the award winning Appledore Book Festival which attracts some seriously big names. As we write this they still plan to go ahead with the event for 2020!
Appledore is a 20min drive from Coastal Cabins and definitely worth visiting during your stay with us. It is also very close to the stunning beach at Westward Ho!, the town of Bideford, and the pretty village of Instow.
We still have some limited availability @CoastalCabins for September.